The first time I saw this mockingbird fly from his perch to the suet feeder not more than six feet from my door, my mouth dropped and I truely was in disbelief. I froze in place for fear any movement from inside would spook him.
But that didn't happen. He sampled the homemade suet, then helped himself to more. A day later, I spotted him on the holly again...thinking. Yes, I could see that. In his posture and body movements. He was giving it some thought, checking out the territory. So this time I was ready, in place with camera in hand.