Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mockingbird political debate

If you've done much backyard bird watching, you've probably seen mockingbirds engage in this behavior.  I'm guessing they may be vying for winter feeding territories, but I really don't know.  When my son was young, he said they were having a political debate.  Kids say the cutest things.
(By the way, this is the first time I've tried to post a video to my blog from my hard drive.  I attempted several times before it actually posted.  Let me know if you are able to view the video, which is only about a half minute video.  Thanks.)

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4 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I could see the video. Neat. I have seen a little of it, but I loved the whole scene. Neat.
    That boy be smart, It is like the politics debates of late.

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  2. Oh yes, I could see the video. Neat. I have seen a little of it, but I loved the whole scene. Neat.
    That boy be smart, It is like the politics debates of late.

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  3. I couldn't see it on my iPad. Not sure what the deal is. But we do have mockingbirds that will tell you the news at the drop of a hat. Have you ever tried to mimic one? They will throw a stream of jibber at you that is impossible to mimic:)

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    1. What's really entertaining is to ask a kid to mimic one. I did that once when my son was quite young, and that was lots of fun.
      I remember a funny incident in our neighborhood involving the sound a mockingbird mimics. A neighbor had one of those motion-activated frogs that would ribbit whenever anyone passed by. One day the UPS driver threw a carton on the deck in front of the frog and the frog croaked all day. By that afternoon, the mockingbird had added that sound to his repertoire.

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