Can you see my new little buddy?

My morning alarm clock, the little guy sings and sings and sings I took this a few days ago
@rebelann (42764)
El Paso, Texas
May 24, 2018 5:58pm CST
He showed up here just about a month ago and try as I might I had the hardest time getting a shot of him. This isn't the best shot of the little feller but it's the best I could do considering he seems to know what a camera is and flies off everytime I try to get a shot. Isn't he a cutie?
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@LadyDuck (175667)
• Switzerland
25 May
I hope he sings nicely. There is a cuckoo bird not far from us, it is extremely annoying.
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@AKRao24 (20951)
• India
25 May
Is this Cuckoo? We have black cuckoos here not brown ones @LadyDuck! Thanks!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
I have never heard a cuckoo unless it was in a swiss clock.
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@LadyDuck (175667)
• Switzerland
25 May
@rebelann It is the same annoying sound, we have plenty of those birds here.
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@id_peace (7635)
• Singapore
24 May
Yes are you going to feed him somehow
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May
No, I only provide water for the birds. They do better if they get nutrition from natural sources.
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@id_peace (7635)
• Singapore
25 May
That is very nice
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@JohnRoberts (62755)
• Los Angeles, California
24 May
You captured him pretty good.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
Thank you, it isn't as clear as I would like but he's so fast I'm just happy I got this shot.
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
24 May
He is a pretty bird, I wonder what species?
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May
I am not sure but it might be a mocking bird.
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@snowy22315 (52521)
• United States
24 May
I think he is adorable.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May
Me too. I like to whistle at him and he'll listen for a moment then starts singing to me again
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@AKRao24 (20951)
• India
24 May
Yes, indeed he is cute buddy! Some birds are very cautious and they know people are not bare handed and carrying something and pointing towards them. With the natural instinct they fly away the moment they find such situation! Thanks!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
I did not think of that. Well, at least now he seems to trust me.
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@AKRao24 (20951)
• India
25 May
@rebelann , That is good then! Wish you all the best and hope to see a nice picture of him in near future! Thanks!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
He or she is not singing to me as much now that it is becoming hot @AKRao24 hopefully I can get a better shot next year.
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• United States
24 May
He is quite handsome. Did you give him a name?
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
Not yet, I thought I would wait for his name to be revealed to me. Maybe it already has been, he likes to come around at sunrise and set to sing to me.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
25 May
He is a cutie. I love seeing different birds around my home.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
I agree, he really is cute. I'm so happy when I get to see birds other than mourning doves and sparrows. This little guy only comes in spring then when it gets consistently hot he's gone ..... maybe he'll let me get a shot of him next year, I didn't hear him this morning.
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@HazySue (22973)
• United States
25 May
@rebelann I hope he stays around a little longer.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
I wish @HazySue but I think he's already raised his brood.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
26 May
He is adorable! We get yelled at by the birds here for getting too close to the babies.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
He just sings to me. So far I haven't been yelled at .... I think it's because their nests are way up in the elm tree.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
26 May
@rebelann I think we get yelled at because they see Doodles!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
Oh well in that case I'd say I can't blame them @DianneN too bad you can't explain that he's on a leash. Hmmmmm, maybe chirp at them??
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@YrNemo (14703)
27 May
What bird is it, do you know?
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
27 May
He is a mockingbird. And boy does he have a lot of different bird calls when he sings to me.
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@YrNemo (14703)
28 May
@rebelann Thank you for that, I like listening to birds' singing from youtube. I might have tried listening to that mockingbird once.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
28 May
You are welcome @YrNemo I've read that they mock whatever sound they find interesting including puppies or kittens whining or people whistling.
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@nela13 (8167)
• Portugal
25 May
Maybe he has his nest near. It is a beautiful bird.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
I agree with you, he is a beauty. He is a mocking bird and has been showing up here for the last 5 years.
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@nela13 (8167)
• Portugal
25 May
@rebelann 5 years?! That is so nice.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
Yes @nela13 at least I think he's the same one.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 May
He is cute,your bird is like the birds and animals I see in the park by the time I get my camera focused there have left the scene.You did get a picture though.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
I think the only people who have consistent success with birds shots are those who put feeders in their yards, I don't feed the birds but I do provide water for them.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 May
@rebelann I used to provide food and water but birds stopped coming. I think it could be because of cats. I saw some on the premises.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
I have rabbits and mice but I haven't seen any stray cats @RubyHawk
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
28 May
That's an excellent photo rebelann, it shows him perfectly. Do you know what sort of bird he is?
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
29 May
Thank you Janet. He is a mockingbird and boy does he sing an array of various calls including something that sounds like either kittens or puppies whining.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
29 May
@rebelann Thanks - we don't get them over here.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
29 May
Oh wow that's a surprise @jaboUK I would have thought you'd get them there more so then here.
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@kepweng (18505)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
26 May
i need a TELESCOPE too see him
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
Same here, he isn't a really big bird but I am trying to get a really good shot. Maybe next year if I'm lucky
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@kepweng (18505)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
7 Jun
@rebelann im not a fan of tiny bird i love Bald eagle and vultures
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Jun
Yes, those raptors are so amazing @kepweng but I also like the smaller birds. There used to be golden eagles here but their hunting grounds were destroyed so they left.
@TheHorse (72210)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May
Handsome devil. Do you know what he is?
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
I think so too, he is a mockingbird. I wish I could record him but he still isn't comfortable when I point my camera at him. Maybe next year, I hope.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
Oh yes, they really do @TheHorse in fact he makes sounds that sound like puppies whining
@1hopefulman (32385)
• Canada
25 May
Maybe he's camera shy? What kind of bird is he?
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
He's a mockingbird. I do believe he is a little camera shy but now that I've started whistling when he's close by he's becoming a little less shy around me.
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@1hopefulman (32385)
• Canada
26 May
@rebelann I hope your friendship continues to grow.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
Thanks @1hopefulman me too.
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@caopaopao (12501)
• China
25 May
He is so so cute. Thanks for sharing.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
Yes, he is a cutie and you are welcome, I love sharing natures beauty.
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@caopaopao (12501)
• China
25 May
@rebelann I like the beauty of nature.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May
I do too @caopaopao
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@momalisa65 (1985)
• United States
25 May
Yes do you know what kind of bird it is?
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
Yes, it is a mockingbird.
• United States
25 May
@rebelann Oh that’s nice, I never saw one of those.
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@jstory07 (69745)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 May
Yes he is a cutie.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
28 May
He sure is thanks.
@Tampa_girl7 (26199)
• United States
28 May
That's a good picture of your little friend
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
28 May
Thank you