Friday, March 24, 2006

Mockingbird


Mockingbird
Originally uploaded by paynehollow.

12 comments:

Marty said...

Ah..the beautiful songbird of Texas. It is said that our mockingbird has 25-30 songs in it's repertory. You never tire of listening.

Chris Cree said...

That's a great photo. Of course my wife and I just got back from seing "Failure to Launch" when I saw it. A mocking bird plays a part in the film...

You've given me some food for thought over at Stones Cry Out. Good stuff to ponder...

I'm sure I don't have all the answers.

Dan Trabue said...

Thanks for visiting Marty, and welcome to Payne Hollow Chris. I like discussing things with our friends over to Stones Cry Out, and look forward to continuing to visit.

Deb said...

I remember one early morning at a freeway rest stop in eastern Colorado in late June; we were returning from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and had stopped to sleep for a few hours, but our sleep was serenaded by a mockingbird who gave a full nonstop repertoire from cardinal to robin to mallard. beautiful.

There are rare reports of mockingbirds here in Minnesota, but usually we have to rely on their cousins, the brown thrasher and catbird.

Dan Trabue said...

As much as I love to hear mockingbirds sing, I perhaps enjoy the bright flash of their wing stripes as they fly even more. Thanks for stopping in Deb, I have probably the opposite situation, in that I've seen one or two brown thrashers here in Louisville, but pretty rarely.

I have to admit that I don't know what a catbird looks like - I don't reckon it's half cat and half bird?

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Are you into photography, Dan? What kind of camera are you using?

Erudite Redneck said...

http://www.wingsofjustice.com/06/03/woj06012.html

Dan Trabue said...

Thanks for asking, Wordsmith. I tinker around with taking pictures, that's all. I'm currently using a digital Kodak z740 (I think) which is a mid-priced camera with a nice bit of zoom to it.

I'm still learning about it.

And thanks for the link, ER, I'll check it out.

TECH said...

Nice photo. I can never catch an animal with my digital before they run or fly away. The shutter is too slow or I don't know how to use it properly, which is more likely.

Dan Trabue said...

Thanks, I was actually trying to catch the bird in flight - Mockingbird wings seem to flash in flight because of the bars on their wings, and I was wondering how it would look in a still photo.

I never did catch one in flight and so, we have the sitting photos instead.

Neo-Con Tastic said...

Mock.. YEA. ing...YEA. Bird...YEA. Mocking Bird's gonna make you sing...YEA.

Pam in Tucson said...

Sweet shot. I love the city blurred behind it.