|Mockingbird in Springtime|
Friday, May 1, 2015
An Impressive Playlist
"Oh! I think I heard a robin!"
No, false alarm, it was a mockingbird.
High atop a tree or a chimney or a light pole, the mockingbird broadcasts his repertoire in a robust voice. Segment after segment, each song is a replica of that of a different bird. Then the same playlist begins again. And again.
In Spring, the serenade may continue for hours -- sometimes with a brief pause around mid day. Perhaps this is the time of the mockingbird's siesta? Or maybe this is the time that he races to a nearby water source and wets his whistle for the afternoon concert.
Surely his potential mates are as impressed as I am by his vocal prowess. And as eager for him to return ...