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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mockingbird News

We have a mockingbird who hangs around my bedroom window Every. Single. Night. He starts chirping about 1 in the morning and keeps his/her happy song going, nonstop, until about 5:30 a.m. I am glad he is a jubilant critter and I certainly don't want to destroy his joy de vivre but I would like to lean out the window and politely suggest "Daytime little bird"


Mockingbird singing at night.  This is not my video but is similar to what I hear each night

14 comments:

  1. Oh, I would not be a happy camper. I don't do well with no sleep.

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    1. It is kind of pleasant for the first 30 or so minutes, then it gets a little invasive.

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  2. How unusual for it to be so vocal overnight. Maybe it's mating season?

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    1. Nah, it goes on all summer. It must be some genetic predisposition for a line of mockingbirds that live around me because it has been happening at night for about 10 years. I can't even begin to believe one bird has been around that long.

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  3. Get you a bb gun and some shot. Or close the windows and get a white noise machine.
    Should be a law against birds and roosters being vocal at night.

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    1. They hang out in the crepe myrtles right outside my window. If I would ever go to sleep like a normal human they would not bother me, but I am awake until well after it starts singing. Even with the window shut and the a/c noise I still hear it.

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  4. More musical than our Wattle birds which start up well before sparrow fart with an asthmatic cough.
    Irritating just the same.

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  5. I imagine that would get very annoying when trying to sleep. We always have an air purifier or fan going at night because the husband can't sleep in silence so I would never hear it it.

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    1. It is funny because the ac is going as well as an overhead fan and I still hear the blooming thing

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  6. For us some nights its frogs-so loud. Ear plugs maybe?

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    1. I guess I could try earplugs or I could go to sleep before the singing starts. Once I am asleep nothing except a necessary trip to the bathroom wakes me.

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  7. I have a window ac going and a sound machine at my head, so that helps to shut out bird sounds. I have so many oaks and hickories plus all the smaller trees that this place is noisy all night long, albeit it far from the window. However, if the birds were right outside the window, nothing would stifle the sound for me. I have noticed you comment on my blog in the wee hours of the morning.

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    1. I am a late night person and rarely go to sleep before 3. Not a great way to live since the world begins much earlier than I would like. This sleep deprivation is my own fault and I know it, but I truly can't sleep much.

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