Mockingbirds are one of the most common birds in our area, in the yard year round. They’re active, alert, and bold, sometimes squawking noisily  and sometimes singing beautifully. This mockingbird was posing in a tree for me, looking back over its shoulder here.

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The mockingbird seemed to see something surprising.

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And here’s the mockingbird fluffing itself up.

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Settling its feathers.

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And having something to say to another bird nearby.

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