Sunshine today, and mockingbirds squawking as they chased each other around the yard and through the trees. Mockingbirds are very common birds in our area, fun to watch because they’re lively and bold and don’t seem to mind being around people. This mockingbird landed on the fence this afternoon and stayed there for awhile posing for photos.

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The bird noticed me and the camera and watched me as I walked closer.

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It was singing for awhile, which probably means it’s a male, getting an early start on claiming a territory and trying to attract a mate.

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Puffing out its neck as it sings.

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It sat still and quiet for a moment.

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And then coughed up a red berry.

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The mockingbird seemed to examine the berry before swallowing it again.

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One more of the mockingbird.

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