If that mockingbird don't sing by cjwhite

If that mockingbird don't sing

It was another cold day! I wore my sock monkey hat, but I didn't need the big furry hood. The wind wasn't as bad.

Many of you have requested a selfie of me wearing the hat. I looked at myself in the mirror today with the hat on and I don't see it happening!!! I don't really care for pics of myself and I look extremely goofy with the hat on! LOL!

The Northern Mockingbird is the Tennessee state bird. They are known to mimic the songs of other birds and can have as many as 200 distinct song types.

I found out a fun fact. They can mimic man-made devices, too. They've been known to mimic musical instruments, warning bells, cell phones, car horns, and creaky hinges. :0)

Thank you for your lovely comments on my bird pics!!! I promise I'm going to post pics of other things, but I'm really having fun chasing the birds right now. :0)
Pam
If a mockingbird doesn't sing.... well guess I am never going to get that diamond ring because mockingbirds sing and sing and sing ! I think they are amazing birds!

January 4th, 2012  
This is am amazing capture. Beautifully lit!
January 4th, 2012  
Aww... I really wanted to see the hat! Lol. Fabulous details in this.
January 4th, 2012  
I love how you go through phases with your shots. This week, it's birds. Great close up.
January 4th, 2012  
@potsbypam Thank you, Pam! As a former teacher, I really had a hard time putting the word don't in the title, but I googled the song and that's how it's worded. :0)
January 4th, 2012  
This is so gorgeous, Carolyn. The pof, the color, the clarity all equal FAV!
January 4th, 2012  
Gorgeous detail Carolyn!
January 4th, 2012  
@webfoot Thank you, Paul! I hope it doesn't bore people! It's the new lens. I'm having fun with it! I can get pics now, that I couldn't before. :0)
January 4th, 2012  
LOVE IT!
January 4th, 2012  
You are doing a fab job on the birds, and I'm envious of your new lens. The mockingbird in the TX state bird, too. They can make a sound like winding a [very, very old-fashioned] alarm clock.
January 4th, 2012  
Gorgeous bird and capture :)
January 4th, 2012  
Wow what a sweet shot. I am still trying to get a crisp shot of a bird. We both shot a red belly woodpecker the other day. I told you yours was better, I saw it on the PP. Great job!
January 4th, 2012  
Great focus! I'm a feared o' mockingbirds though....the ones in my mom's yard dive bomb at you.
January 4th, 2012  
@5unflow3r Thanks, Trina! Wasn't it a mockingbird that attacked MaryBeth? They haven't bothered me yet. They are too busy flying away from my camera! I was lucky to sneak up on this one. LOL!
January 4th, 2012  
Beautifully clear shot!
January 4th, 2012  
Amazing details and colour and lighting. Totally drooling over your lens - is it heavy or hard to work with?
Like Karen said , I want to see your hat! *lol*
Thanks for all your comments/favs on my project - you're the best! Glad to see you'll stay for 2012 as well.
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful
January 4th, 2012  
ok put the hat on a bird.
January 4th, 2012  
Great photo! I have just recently started seeing Mockingbirds ... amazing capture!
January 4th, 2012  
@russianblue Thank you, Kass! The lens seemed really heavy at first, but I've gotten used to it now. It's easy to work with. I'm having so much fun with it! :0)
January 4th, 2012  
Fabulous capture. Love the detailed focus!
January 4th, 2012  
fav . this little guy is so pretty and you got him so clear...
January 4th, 2012  
Deb
Love the clarity of this shot !! Nicely done !
January 4th, 2012  
Well I guess they earned their name and wear it proudly, and we really do want to see you in the hat LOL.
January 4th, 2012  
I have a sock monkey hat too - how about if we both do silly sock monkey selfies and then post them on the same day?.....
This is absolutely gorgeous Carolyn!
January 4th, 2012  
And goofy is bad because....??? (: I love his bright little eye in this photo
January 4th, 2012  
Really beautiful!
January 4th, 2012  
wow, such a pretty shot! love the eye, beautiful pose. great info too ... definitely need to see the hat now.
January 4th, 2012  
Pretty capture!
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful image!
January 4th, 2012  
What a beautiful mockingbird photo! I have a big furry owl hat I haven't been brave enough to wear yet!
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful capture!
January 4th, 2012  
Leaving your page up for tomorrow...gotta sleep now.
January 4th, 2012  
Nice catch.
January 4th, 2012  
What a beautiful bird
January 4th, 2012  
Great shot Carolyn and thanks for the info on the bird
January 4th, 2012  
Such a great bird pic. Lovely
January 4th, 2012  
Great capture
January 4th, 2012  
I love that you're chasing and shooting birds! (really beautiful photos)
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful capture of a pretty bird! Take as many bird shots as you like as far as I'm concerned :)
January 4th, 2012  
now I know what a mockingbird looks like faved
Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
“Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
January 4th, 2012  
Gorgeous pic, bird and focus!
January 4th, 2012  
Another wonderful capture - you're good at this!
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful bird. You are so good at capturing these
January 4th, 2012  
what a cool bird, i love that mockingbirds can mimic sounds...hours of fun..
you are so good at these bird pictures ..x
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful Capture! I love how the mockingbird poised itself for this shot. I hope to learn more about getting better shots of birds and butterflies!
January 4th, 2012  
what a great shot Carolyn, I haven't seen Mocking birds here, they are quite lovely!!!
January 4th, 2012  
i am not good with selfies either..this one works perfect...
January 4th, 2012  
Keep the bird pics coming, Carolyn....or perhaps the cats... or maybe insects. Whatever you take is brilliant - doesn't matter what subject!
January 4th, 2012  
An other beautiful capture . love you bird pic.`s
January 4th, 2012  
Well it is another FAV because I love Mockingbirds and now that song is stuck in my head! Great focus! You are brilliant at all type of photo taking!
January 4th, 2012  
Such amazing details on this one. I love it. And I love mocking birds too. I love to hear them sing all their different "stolen" songs. They really are amazing.
January 4th, 2012  
A very talented bird with beautiful feathers
January 4th, 2012  
our cat lady is also an expert bird lady and a sock money lady!!! This is beautiful Carolyn!
January 4th, 2012  
This is so crisp and clear! Lovely!
January 4th, 2012  
Pam
@cjwhite I know and I guess my writing for school caused me to respell the don't into does not :)
January 5th, 2012  
Beautiful bird picture! Great detail!
January 5th, 2012  
Really pretty! Great capture Carolyn!
January 5th, 2012  
Congratulations on the pop page. I must have missed this one. It is great photograph. Fav
January 5th, 2012  
I love how he's looking at you! Beautiful shot. I have a goal to get one decent birdie picture in my year :)
January 5th, 2012  
Oooohhh, I like this one! Mockingbird is our state bird, too. All I really know about them is that they are mean and will attack damn near anything.
January 6th, 2012  
Saw this on the PP - very nice!
January 6th, 2012  
Very crisp and vibrant image.
January 6th, 2012  
lovely shot.
January 6th, 2012  
Fabulous shot; I have one of yours in my fav's of a cat, can I request more please;0)
January 6th, 2012  
What a gorgeous photo!
January 6th, 2012  
Another great bird shot!
January 7th, 2012  
Excellent shot. Nicely done.
January 15th, 2012  
This shot is gorgeous. Great focus and background.
January 22nd, 2012  
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