A #mockingbird I caught just after it took off.
Or is it a mockingbirb?
It just sat there perched on the wire while I took several photos. It seemed totally unconcerned.
I heard this mockingbird before I saw it and went to look for it.
This northern mockingbird flew across the street and landed on a lawn. While I got the camera out, it flew up to a rooftop, then flew across the street again to land on a signpost, where it stretched its wings briefly (as seen here).
Fun fact: mockingbirds are able to recognize individual humans, and their ability to mimic sounds extends beyond birds to cats, dogs, and even car alarms. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/14886-Mimus-polyglottos