Listen to the Mockingbird

Mockingbirds are known to repeat what they hear.

I had a friend share that one would wake her up in the morning crowing like a rooster.  Drove her nuts.

I tend to copy them. They sing and I whistle back.  I do that with cardinals as well.

But yesterday, I took my violin to the garden and played in the pavilion after church. I noticed a mockingbird, came and listened.  The bird did not sing at all, just cocked it’s head.  I played a variety of songs.  I will pay attention in the future to what the mockingbirds sing in the garden.

Makes me want to be mindful of what I play, is it worth repeating?

 

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Comments

  • catterel  On May 7, 2013 at 8:05 am

    We don’t have mockingbirds in Europe, we have blackbirds, a kind of thrush, who are very good imitators. A friend of mine used to whistle snatches of JS Bach – and their resident blackbird whistled the same tunes back. Very cultured birds 😀

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