Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Mockingbird Musical Repertoire
The Northern Mockingbird is the state bird of my home state, Texas. I took this photo quite by accident.
Yesterday, while taking a break from my Friday Project Day, I decided to re-arrange my kitchen counter space. With all the windows in the kitchen, I have a full view of my secret garden.
There he was, as I looked out the window....this beautiful bird. The photos were taken through the glass of my kitchen window.
If you are not familiar with the musical talents of this bird, click on the YouTube. They can sing up to 200 songs, including the songs of other birds, insect and amphibian sounds, even the occasional mechanical noise.
The northern mockingbird is also the state bird of Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.
Just for the fun of it, go back and click on the first photo to open it in a larger format. Take a look at his feet. It reminds me of a first-time snow skier on the slopes, a little unsure of his footing.
Doesn't it make you want to laugh? Or at least, smile...