Singing Mockingbird at Humber Bay: April 18, 2022

The Northern Mockingbird occupies somewhat the same niche as the American Robin, eating insects and fruits and nesting about human habitation. Both are bold, aggressive birds.

The Mockingbird has a loud song with repeated phrases which often include imitations of the songs of other birds:

Humber Bay West, which I visited this morning, is a good place to see them at any time of the year.

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird

Other birds:

Red-necked Grebes
House Sparrow (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
European Starling
Mallards and Pekin Duck
Common Grackle
House Sparrow nest in construction
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Mute (top) and Trumpeter Swan
Tree Swallow
Canada Goose
Northern Cardinal (male)
Rock Pigeon
European Starling
Red-necked Grebe
American Robin
Buffleheads
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Trumpeter Swan
Buffleheads
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
American Robin
Ring-billed Gulls
Common Grackle
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Red-necked Grebes
Common Grackle
Mute Swans
Canada Goose preparing nest
Double-crested Cormorant showing crests in the wind
Mallards
Canada Goose protecting nest
Common Grackle

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Hi Miles,

I’m sure you’ve seen this before but it is wonderful interactive guide for novices like me- just touch the bird and the name pops up and various bird song plays! 

Minnesota Bird Songs | Minnesota Conservation Volunteer | Minnesota DNR (state.mn.us)

NATURE POETRY

Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attain’d his noon.
Stay, stay,
Until the hasting day
Has run
But to the even-song;
And, having pray’d together, we
Will go with you along.                  – Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

Miles Hearn

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