This young-looking northern mockingbird posed conveniently for a photograph at Mission San José, San Antonio.
For these relatively colourless birds the greyscale image works better than colour, as the background is less distracting.
See also earlier post on Northern Mockingbird.
‘Welcome to America’ sang this northern mockingbird with a magnificent trill. What joyful singers they can be in the spring. Who needs great body colour when you can sing like that?
Mockingbirds are best known for the habit of mimicking the songs of other birds and other creatures.
Another greeted us at Archbishop Joseph A Fiorenza Park, alighting nearby on the path.
Although maybe he was more interested in the caterpillar.