The mockingbirds in the video above were fighting in my yard. It was a
pretty rough fight. They would ight like this for a minute or two, then
they would fly to another part of my yard and fight some more. In the
background sound you can hear another mockingbird singing. I think it is a
The Northern Mockingbird is the
state bird of Arkansas, Florida,
Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.
The mockingbirds in our yard don't seem to visit our feeders very often.
Probably because we are currently using the wild bird mix rather than black
oil sunflower. I do seem them hovering to pick our suet feeders, and they
eat the bread and popcorn we put out on the ground for birds. They also can
be seen stealing dry dog food from our dogs bowl.
The white wing bands of a mockingbird are very distinctive during
The mockingbird's nest pictured below was in our backyard
in 2010 and only one of the three eggs hatched. This little guy did successfully
fledge, and hung out around our house for a couple of weeks. The
mockingbirds had built this nest in a large shrub, about 5' off of the
ground. As you can see, the nest was made of small sticks and grass.