B&W Tuesday: Florida’s State Bird

Who would have thought that out of all the amazing birds we have here in Florida, the small inconspicuous Northern Mocking Bird would be chosen as its State Bird?


I’m sure that the ever-dapper Mr. GBH, the distinguished Pelly Pelican and the always elegant Great Egret, would not be impressed were I to tell them this piece of news. Thank goodness they don’t read my blog.

71 comments on “B&W Tuesday: Florida’s State Bird

  1. Great capture, Sylvia! These state birds are well represented here in our yard and at the salt marsh as well, but as you say it’s good the other birds are not aware of its high ranking status πŸ™‚

  2. Actually, I think your state bird is quite fetching….although admittedly, I think more of your pelicans and egrets when I think of Florida. Great picture in BW – I can actually get a sense of color from the great contrasts.

    • I agree with you. I was surprised to read this bit of information on The Florida Department of State site. β€œSenate Concurrent Resolution No. 3 of the 1927 legislative session designated the mockingbird as the state bird. Not only a Florida favorite, it is also the state bird of Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.”

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