Monday, March 5, 2012

To Kill A Mockingbird

100_1111Are you thinking this is becoming a bird blog?  Well, here is a bird that we really didn’t know in the north – the mockingbird.   After we were told what these are, we did a little reading on them.  Among other things, it is  the state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.  Individual males have repertoires of 50 to 200 songs.  It imitates not only birds but also other animals and mechanical sounds such as car alarms.  Sounds like a wonderful little bird, right?  Well, here is the downside.  They often sing through the night or when the moon is full.  And they are also some of the loudest and most constantly vocal of birds.  See the perch in the picture, well that is within easy earshot of our open bedroom window at night.  If this little guy doesn’t let up soon and allow me to get a good night’s sleep, there may have to be a crime against this mockingbird.

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