Mar 132014
 
Northern Mockingbird - The State Bird of Texas

Sometimes you can step right out your front door and see interesting urban wildlife. This Northern Mockingbird was perched on one of the bushes in our front yard and singing his heart out. Northern Mockingbirds have the unique ability to mimic the songs and calls of birds—a trait that explains their name. Their mimicry is

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Oct 252013
 
Northern Mockingbird - Afterglow

A Northern Mockingbird photographed just before sunset in Farmers Branch, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Farmers Branch Date – Sep 26, 2013 Time of Day – Evening Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson

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Sep 272013
 
Northen Mockingbird - Juvenile Preening

A newly independent juvenile Northern Mockingbird preening near Harold Bacchus Park in Frisco, Texas. Observation Details County – Collin City – Frisco Date – Aug 18, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Preening Gender – Male Maturity – Adult Observer –

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May 122013
 
Northern Mockingbird - Seedpod

A Northern Mockingbird trying to feed on a seedpod of some kind near the UTSWMC Heron Rookery in Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Apr 13, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Foraging Gender –

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Apr 282013
 
Northern Mockingbird - Overseeing

A Northern Mockingbird surveying his domian from a vine growning on a chain-link fence. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Mar 24, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear, Windy Habitat – Commercial-Landfill Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer

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Dec 272012
 
Northern Mockingbird - White Christmas

A white Christmas is a rarity in north Texas. Including this year there have only been two in the last several decades. Snowy weather offers a whole new set of challenges to the area’s urban wildlife. In these pictures, a Northern Mockingbird is hunkered down just out of the reach of the falling snow. The

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Nov 242012
 
Northern Mockingbird - Turn Around

A Northern Mockingbird observed in The Colony, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Nov 7, 2009 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Agricultural-Pasture Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article –

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Nov 222012
 
Northern Mockingbird - Mortality

Animal mortality is a frequent occurrence. Life in the wild is dangerous and full of hazards. But, dead animals are not often seen. Nature cleans up after itself. When animals die, the process of decomposition begins almost immediately. Scavengers waste no time locating and feeding on corpses. Evidence of death in the nature rarely lasts

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Nov 042012
 
Northern Mockingbird - Blue Skies

Northern Mockingbirds observed in Corinth, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – Corinth Date – Oct 20, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Undeveloped-Vacant Lot Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article – Northern Mockingbird

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Nov 032012
 
Northern Mockingbird - Northaven

A Northern Mockingbird observed on the Northaven Trail near the intersection of Royal Lane and Central Expressway. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Oct 20, 2012 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Uncertain Maturity –

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Jun 232012
 
Northern Mockingbird - Mortality

We found this deceased Northern Mockingbird found in the parking lot of UNT Discovery Park. It is not clear what caused the death of this bird. No trauma was immediately obvious. There are some tricky mirrored windows on the main building that birds frequently collide with, but those are a substantial distance from where this

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