To Kill a Mockingbird …..or just enjoy it.

I thought my daughter was exaggerating when she said a song bird was keeping her up at night. Last night I came for a visit and also was awakened by the everlasting serenade of a song bird. This morning we did some research and discovered that our nocturnal singer is the bachelor mockingbird trying to attract a female. The mockingbird mimics dozens to hundreds of other song birds as well as everyday noises like doorbells, frogs, insects, etc. He sings each song sequence six to twelve times  and usually doesn’t repeat a sequence until he has sung every song he knows. Tonight I will pay more attention to this delightful songster, who needs sleep anyway.

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