The Northern Mockingbird,, is the only mockingbird commonly found in North America. Mockingbirds’ willingness to nest near houses, their loud and frequent songs, and their territorial defense often annoy people. Mockingbirds are very social birds and young mockingbirds are sometimes seen playing with other birds. Siblings often play with each other as well. If captured when young and raised by humans, mockingbirds may also play with humans upon gaining familiarity with them. This fella was not willing to play with me, but he posed nicely. It was about 25 degrees outside when I took this in Rockaway, NJ USA. I used the Nikon D3100 and the 70-300mm zoom lens.