Every single morning while I was away I woke up to the intriguing sounds of what appeared to be many different types of songbirds right outside my window. Not only birds, but frog sounds too.
While there were plenty of other types of birds in the area, especially dainty little hummingbirds, the pleasurable noise as it turns out was made by one ordinary looking little bird. And now I know the name of the specific type of bird – it was a mockingbird. Which makes sense since it made a variety of sounds mocking other animals and noises, even that of a car alarm (heard in this video). On my phone video the sounds are awesome but the picture didn’t come out very clearly so instead I found one on youtube (below). I also came across one that calls out a dog’s name. Amazing creatures.
After listening to these captivating sounds it made me question why in the world anyone would want to kill one. Kiss one maybe.
Then I came across a post I did 3 years ago re: birds of a feather from photos I’d taken of birds from my travels:
And I came to this conclusion….
Birds are Paradise