Texas -- Northern Mockingbird
#5 Fifth bird, March, 2014, on a South Texas Specialties and Rarities tour with John Yerger of Adventure Birding Company. Esterro Llano Grande State Park. An A+ destination for seeing birds in Weslaco, Texas. It was a chilly morning and this bird was fluffed up to stay warm and it wasn't interested in flying off. Texas is full of mockingbirds but on other visits I haven't gotten an upgrade to this photo because they don't generally tolerate human closeness.