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Apr 01 2012

April Fool

My goodness there are a lot of birds in the yard today!  I can hear the songs and calls of ...

  • Northern cardinal
  • American robin
  • Eastern phoebe
  • Carolina wren
  • Blue jay
  • Tufted titmouse
  • White-breasted nuthatch
  • Killdeer (that's odd!)
  • Eastern bluebird
  • Eastern towhee
  • Common grackle
  • Northern flicker
  • Mallard (quacking in my dry backyard?)
  • And what's that back-up whistle?

April Fool!  It's a northern mockingbird.

Did you know that both male and female mockingbirds sing?  And that the males can mimic over 150 songs?  No fooling!

Click here to listen.

(photo by Marcy Cunkelman)

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