Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tequila Mockingbird!

From the Wikipedia page on the Northern Mockingbird*:

"Although many species of bird imitate other birds, the Northern Mockingbird is the best known in North America for doing so. It imitates not only birds but also other animals and mechanical sounds such as car alarms."

"The Northern Mockingbird, in addition to being a good mimic, is also one of the loudest and most constantly vocal of birds. It often sings through the night, especially unmated males, or when the moon is full. It sings year-round except sometimes for the late-summer molting season. Individual males have repertoires of 50 to 200 songs; females sing as well, but more quietly and less often than males."

Guess what type of interesting new neighbor recently moved in near our house?

*Bold and italics added by me. For emphasis.