Birdwatching: Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottos

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird by Marcia Verleta

 

This is a deceptive bird.  I honestly don’t believe that it makes that sweet and innocent music when it behaves so badly around other birds.

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird by Marcia Verleta

 

Okay, the male does sing to defend its territory, but it actually takes over other habitats too.   I have been chased out of my yard a few times.

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