Spotted: Northern Mockingbirds

They’ve been at the TTC Humber loop all season but I only managed to identify them today (thanks to the helpful folks at birdforum, and no thanks to the Cornell Lab, which classifies their body type as “thrush-like” … I was stuck on “blackbird-like,” considering the long tail … I suppose that’s my ignorance speaking, as I had no prior experience with mockingbirds or thrashers, or thrushes for that matter, excepting the robin). But oh those black and white stripes! Very striking. Good bird.

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