Northern Mockingbird, Gilbert AZ

This time of year, there are lots of northern mockingbirds in these relatively southern parts (as shown by this recent post), and sometimes they pause just long enough for photos.  Very obliging.

Aft view of northern mockingbird

Fore view of northern mockingbird

Straight-on view of northern mockingbird with berry in beak

 

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6 Responses to Northern Mockingbird, Gilbert AZ

  1. Jim Robertson

    I see the modeling fee you had to pay was one berry – good price!!
    Nice study of a mockingbird in short time frame..

    • Isabel Gibson

      Jim R – Thanks. Some of the birds at that preserve are a little less flitty – more used to human presence, perhaps? – and correspondingly easier to photograph.

  2. Marion

    I love how all the shades of the branches and twigs seem are copied in its feathers.

    • Isabel Gibson

      Marion – Good point. I didn’t actually see that. I do appreciate the low leaf cover this time of year in Phoenix – it makes them possible to spot and much easier to photograph.

  3. Judith Umbach

    Makes me feel like it is not snowing outside. Great glimmer in its eye.