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Old 04-18-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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"To Kill a Mocking Bird"
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:29 AM
 
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Every year someone posts this. They are mockingbirds and I LOVE them. I wish we had them in the PNW!

They are mating and it won't last long. Think of it as God's Easter gift.
Oh dear, be careful what you wish for!

A few years ago we had a Mockingbird right outside our bedroom window. There was no sleeping for a couple of weeks. I was so happy when he/she found his/her mating bird!

It was certainly interesting. At the time we had our dog and I could hear the sound of our barking dog in the Mockingbird's song. I was happy to have the experience, although I do not need to have it again!
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:51 PM
 
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Oh dear, be careful what you wish for!

A few years ago we had a Mockingbird right outside our bedroom window. There was no sleeping for a couple of weeks. I was so happy when he/she found his/her mating bird!

It was certainly interesting. At the time we had our dog and I could hear the sound of our barking dog in the Mockingbird's song. I was happy to have the experience, although I do not need to have it again!
Actually it's a male keeping predators away from the nest.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:11 AM
 
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Actually it's a male keeping predators away from the nest.
I did some investigating. I looked through our entire holly bush (our holly bush at the time went as tall as our second floor) and did not find a nest. I did take photographs of our noisy, temporary, feathery neighbor in the mornings as he flew around his territory. He was quiet during the day. Most vocal around 11pm-2am.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:57 AM
 
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If he's in the holly bush, the nest is not. He chirps away from the nest to draw predators away.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:28 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but I just have to laugh.

First, it's a Mockingbird, then, Killdeers, Cicadas, Bats, Owls, Whippoorwills, Katydids, Spring Peepers, etc etc etc. That's right. I live in the Pacific Northwest and I know for a fact they're Bald Eagles you are hearing, trying to cull the truest of all american patriots, who never sleep, to come out of their homes, at 3 am, and gather together under a full moon.....

Reminds me of the "Can Anyone Tell Me What Kind Of (Insert Unknown Here) This Is?" postings. lol
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