Like a similar image posted last year, I believe this is a Northern Mockingbird (Not Woodpecker!!) , who apparently likes to ride on my weathervane. Calling him “Klingon,” and wondering how he “gets a grip,” he brazenly sang a happy tune as he swung around, inspiring me to focus on his …sharp little claws. In fact, there is a small scratch on the surface, just under his sharp little left, rear claw.
(Bottom image is enlarged from top)
Thanks for viewing. Comments are always encouraged. M 🙂
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Uh . . . not to question your identification, but that does not look like a woodpecker. It looks more like a Northern Mockingbird:
Here’s some photos . . .
Absolutely right, EJ. Before posting last night, I asked a knowledgeable good friend and bird enthusiast about this, and he said “Northern Mockingbird.” Yours truly, Yo Yo here, wrote “woodpecker!” Walking the dog earlier today I thought about that and said (to the dog) “Ahhhh! What was I thinking!” (three syllables and three syllables??) Back to the computer… saw your comment…corrected the post, and a knock on my head for good measure. Thanks! And thanks also for the ID links! M 🙂
We have Northern Mockingbirds here in San Diego, too. They are a lot of fun to watch when an osprey or kestrel comes their way. They just don’t like those raptors.
Their songs brighten up any day, “Clingon” singing away in my neighbors shrubs last evening… Thanks for the comment. M 🙂
“K” Klingon…., not Clingon. I’ve got to slow down a bit
Your wildlife photos are always a treat, M. We also have a resident mockingbird who happens to love singing through the night on the wire outside our bedroom window. Good thing he has a nice voice!
love the toes!
My mom and dad lived at the same place for over 40 years – – – each year, they thrilled to the mockingbird who appeared each spring – – – he didn’t come the year Dad died (2008) – – BUT how thrilled Mom was when once more, his song was heard in the spring of 2012 – – 🙂 Yes, yes, who knows if one or any of them were the ‘same mockingbird’ – who knows what changes occurred for the absence, but still, hard to escape the emotional pull of the story – – 🙂
That’s a wonderful, heart-felt story….so appropriately linking your farthers passing and otherwise happy song of the mockingbird! Thanks for sharing. M 🙂
Wonderful photo- I have one Mockingbird that has been visiting my feeder this past week 🙂