Now there’s a bird with an attitude! Can’t you just imagine this Northern Mockingbird admonishing you and saying, “This is MY holly bush!” Mockingbirds are very common in Florida so most people don’t pay much attention to them. But they are interesting to me because they are not at all common in Minnesota. They get very territorial and aggressively defend their feeding territory. Five states have chosen the Mockingbird as their official state bird (Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas). This photo was taken at Salinas Park.
Northern MockingbirdYauponHollySalinas Park