I happened to have my 70-300mm lens when I was sitting out on my deck and this chirpy chappy landed on a tree next door and serenaded me with his songbook. I believe this is a young mockingbird. Any ornithologists out there please correct me if I’m wrong.
From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: If you’ve been hearing an endless string of 10 or 15 different birds singing outside your house, you might have a Northern Mockingbird in your yard. These slender-bodied gray birds apparently pour all their color into their personalities. They sing almost endlessly, even sometimes at night, and they flagrantly harass birds that intrude on their territories, flying slowly around them or prancing toward them, legs extended, flaunting their bright white wing patches.
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