Baby Mockingbird Out of the Nest, Day Two

He's perched in one of the rose bushes on the side of the house. Mom is still looking out for him and will dive-bomb anyone who gets too close. I stole a shot while his mom was off getting food. What a privilege to watch this little one grow up.

  • Lori C. 3y

    Awwww, I get so much joy watching the birds. They are so protective! Another fantastic capture of this little baby, Kristina!
  • Kristina Krause 3y

    Lori C. Thanks, Lori! I know they'll be gone soon. This one gets bigger every day. He's also sounding less like a baby and more like a mockingbird. Hopefully, I'll be photographing this one's youngsters next year!
  • thw1966 3y

    What a wonderful pose! Beautiful shot with excellent details!
  • Grant Simon Rogers 3y

    Great :oD
  • Rick 3y

    Fantastic Kristina!! Love the face!! :-)
  • Brian Kushner 3y

    Amazing shot!
  • Marcia Krause Bilyk 3y

    Oh, he looks so vulnerable. Those legs must be as wide as toothpicks. Love the little tufts of fuzz on his head. Beautiful shot.
  • JamieMcK2001 3y

    Darling!
  • Wes Stone 3y

    He has such a pugnacious look here - little, but brave. I like that!
  • arbyreed 3y

    Nice wildlife shot with a very poignant message. I always feel for these little fledglings trying to make a go of it.
  • Kristina Krause 3y

    thw1966 Grant Simon Rogers Rick Brian Kushner Marcia Krause Bilyk JamieMcK2001 Wes Stone arbyreed Thanks everyone! Seems this youngster has flown into the next yard. I can hear him, but not see him. I, too, sincerely hope he's successful in becoming a mature mockingbird. He grows fast, but there are so many predators in our neighborhood. He was more protected in my yard......
  • Bernie Delaney 3y

    Aww, that is just adorable :))
  • Victor Librero 3y

    El momento captado es muy bueno, se ve que eres rápida de reflejos y que tienes una técnica excelente. Enhorabuena. Un saludo
  • Deeveeland 3y

    Wow, stunning capture!
  • marino abbatelli 3y

    Great capture !


    Your picture has caught my attention and I find it worthy
    of a NATURES BEST AWARD...Well Done :)

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Taken on July 18, 2012
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