Is this a Mockingbird, and what variety, if so?

by Gerry

This picture was taken on the beach in Aruba, September, 2 years ago. About a block away from the avian refuge.

These fearless little thieves were stealing marachino cherries from unattended cups, and food items in general.

A nearby open air restaurant was constantly shooing them out.

They are very quick, I had to lure this one, and just start snapping to get this shot.

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Sep 18, 2010
by: Susan

Certainly looks like a Mockingbird to me.
And considering your location when you took this photo, it may well be a Bahama Mockingbird, which is a Caribbean species.

I have always marveled at how ingenious birds are when it comes to nabbing food from humans. At my golfcourse, people often stop at the end of nine holes and get some food from the snackshop.

Shortly thereafter, on the 10th tee, while we are putting, the crows swoop by the carts and fly away with sandwiches, bags of nuts, or whatever they can nab!

Happy Birding,

Sep 16, 2010
by: GIgi

Nice shot
Pretty bird
Hope you get your answer.

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