Common birds in St Louis
I went gallivanting with my camera after my miserable failure to get a good shot of the Cardinal, after which the St Louis baseball team is named. The Tamron lens is a whole new animal and my learning is slow…but yesterday I did get these pictures, and
That’s the Northern Mockingbird (it’s common in the South and rare in the north, Yathin says, a perfect reason why it should be called the Northern Mockingbird!
Here it is again…
and again. It has a complex songs and imitates so well that it has been given the name of Mockingbird:
and here is the American Robin (no, it wasn’t robbin’ anything, it was just hopping around looking for insects, I guess.)
And here’s a Northern Bobwhite, which I found running around the fallen leaves:
Still have a little time to look for the elusive cardinal and get a decent photograph..as I said, every time I go behind one of these feathered fiends (NO mistype there) and am dying without a good snap, my respect for all those bird photographers goes up further into the stratosphere…!