After yesterday's record-breaking high temperature (66 degrees at Bradley International Airport, the highest since 1932) today's mid-fifties almost seemed cool.
Friday's bird list comes to me from many sources and different times throughout the day. More people looking for birds as they move about West Campus is a GOOD thing.
Today's contributing birders: Nick, Maureen, Sue and Lynn
Mimus polyglottos, Northern Mockingbird http://meggitymegs.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/northern20mockingbird.jpg
In my experience, the mockingbird can often be found perched on the outer branches of a tangle of brambles, and usually facing the sun. They will sit rather quietly, and sometimes not even fly off - I passed within 2 meters of today's "mocker". It just cocked it's head and watched me walk by.