Mockingbirds

These photos come from all over New York City, including Fort Tilden in Queens, Central Park in Manhattan, Inwood Hill Park in Northern Manhattan, and Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It took me a while to differentiate the mockingbirds from other birds of the same size, but that long, bobbing tale is now quite unmistakable. When Pale Male is feeding his offspring in late spring, the mockingbirds will chase him around and dive-bomb him.

Northern mockingbird, Fort Tilden, Queens, January 12, 2019

Northern mockingbird, Fort Tilden, Queens, January 12, 2019

Northern mockingbird, Baisley Pond, February 15, 2019

Northern mockingbird, Baisley Pond, February 15, 2019

A Poem for a Mockingbird

This haiku was written and filmed on April 9, 2017.

I stopped to listen
to a warbling mockingbird.
It was time well spent.
— Susan Kirby, April 9, 2017

More Mockingbirds

This photo was taken Jan. 7, 2016, on the shore of the Lake in Central Park east of Bow Bridge.

Inwood Hill Park, Feb. 20, 2016

Central Park, Jan. 7, 2016

Central Park, Jan. 7, 2016

Prospect Park, Dec. 30, 2015