Hi Brian. Wonderful close up shots of this lovely bird.
With looks like that I can understand why he is the boss.
Fierce piercing eyes - he is really mocking at us !
Beautiful Brian and ha ha you sure got that title right. Oh My Goodness, none of the birds have a chance if a Mockingbird has claimed a tree, a bush, or series of same. Sometimes I just have to step outside and allow a break so the other smaller birds can have a taste. They will even dash at the heads of Hawks, people and dogs if they get near their nesting area~
love that fierce look! :) we keep them all year round - and seldom get starlings or house sparrows out here - so they can run amok. :)
A grumpy looking gus, that's for sure. They buzz us every day when they have young ones around. Great shots of "the boss".
Great closeup! He looks like he means business!
He looks like he means business. Great captures of a handsome bird I don't see here!
He kinda put a look together with the heron in your header. Black and white and yellow eyes. Wonderful photos, and I love his name.
When I rigged up dead branches over the feeder station, a mockingbird quickly claimed the territory. But I noticed he was only chasing away the starlings. He let the sparrows, chickadees, etc. feed without incident. I had more respect for the mockingbird after that. You have three excellent images here showing off his personality.
Your pictures are so awesome ... so much detail. I feel like I could reach right in and pick the bird up. I love the Mockingbird (who doesn't) I love their three repeat mimics and the little flighty jump they do at the end of a song. Beautiful, beautiful, Brian ...Andrea @ From The Sol
I would not want to be an insect around "The Boss." enJOYed the capture of the delicate looking "toes."
Texas State Bird!!Love your close up images Brian.
Nice images. I have often thought about the House sparrow and how it behaves differently on either side of the pond. I have a family of House Sparrows in my garden, they only feed on the ground and even on the otherside of the garden. The various Tit species mingle in with them but the Sparrows never get demonstrative at all. I would even say that in my garden they are nowhere near the top of the food chain.Now the Starlings can be over powering if they are in large numbers!
oh he is the boss indeed....around here they have a lot of "motsy"....i think that means guts!!anyway, i love that you shared three images today. and i love his petty little "paws"!!really awesome images!!
That first photo is a winner! Looks like he's daring anyone to mess with him! Nice series, Brian.
Such a powerful glare, and superb close-ups. Fitting words to this magnificent bird. Cheers from Jean
Oh my gosh he is wonderful...we have them here, but I didn't know what a fighter they were ....wish more birds could take on those starlings. You get the best expressions...just great.
The mocking bird has always been one of my favorites. You have some stunning portraits of him!
Ja zo kijkt hij wel.
Beautiful! He's not very colourful but he could be one of the Angry Birds.
He looks really like a boss, somewhat too strict, great photo.
I wonder why head bird shots make them look mad. These are awesome shots of the Mocker, Brian!
Yes, indeed, you are the boss! We had a northern mockingbird around here 2 summers ago all by itself. They are not common here at all and he was fun (and annoying early in the morning) to watch and listen to. I don't know what happened to it.
I do not think if I were a bird I would want to get in a fight with this fellow. That is one mean looking face. You captures just blow me out of the ballpark. I so look forward to see your posts.
Love those mockers! Great close-ups.
He's giving the look great shots!
Love all three but the first makes me smile at the look!
Oh my he does have a very "stern" look about him. That first shot is priceless.
That first one has got to be a curmudgeon Mockingbird...he's looking quite annoyed that you are daring to invade his space!!! Great images!!!
oh that first shot cracked me up...what a face!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Oh that face says so many things:) Excellent close ups Brian!
Love it!What great close ups...he looks for sure not satisfied.Majsan//
I love the mocking bird. I think my favorite shot is the second photo. It's the lighting on his belly that makes him look like he is glowing.
Fantastic close up shots. And a really nice bird to boot.
Wow! Those are simply amazing shots!
What amazing shots!
I recognized that pretty face immediately! Our mockingbird showed up again this past week after roaming elsewhere for awhile. It's one of my favorite birds. Great shots!
I've seen one take on a flock of over 100 birds that wanted into his tree and he won! Mockingbirds are fun to watch.
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