The Travels of Tug 44

Northern Mockingbird

The Northern Mockingbird is a cute little gray bird, often found on lawns chasing flying bugs on foot. When bugs aren't available, they will eat berries.   high-res

When not eating, they are singing. They can mimic all kinds of other birds and it is not unusual for them to sing the calls of 15 different bird species in one long continuous song.   high-res

They like fruits, such as these honeysuckle berries.   high-res

When running after bugs on the ground, they sometimes stop every few feet and spread their wings for a moment and then continue on. I haven't seen this behavior myself yet, so this photo is provided by my friend Kevin Bellanger.   high-res

Northern Mockingbirds also like wild grapes, like this little guy.   high-res

The Northern Mockingbird has a very long tail and long legs.   high-res

The Northern Mockingbird, a talented singer.

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