Mockingbird –


Mockingbird –

A mockingbird can reproduce almost any sound it hears in the wild.  Some scientists believe they can then use the new ‘language’ to talk to other animals.  I saw a mockingbird ‘coo’ like the female dove’s call, and three male doves rushed to the scene and started strutting their stuff.

They use their talent to mock all sorts of birds and I have even heard one replicate a barking dog.  They seem to look mischievous too, like they are always a bit annoyed with the world and are going to mess with somebody just because.

“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” is something Atticus told Scout in the book To Kill a Mockingbird.  Seems right.  They are the Texas state bird and there doesn’t seem to be much meat on them anyway.

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