Although I spend more time in our yard observing the many hummingbirds and trying to get the perfect shot of them, I also enjoy the plentiful mockingbirds who live in our neighborhood and make it a prettier place, both visually and aurally.
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Northern Mockingbirds sing all through the day, and often into the night. Most nocturnal singers are unmated males, which sing more than mated males during the day, too. Nighttime singing is more common during the full moon (All About Birds).
Northern Mockingbirds continue to add new sounds to their repertoires throughout their lives. A male may learn around 200 songs throughout its life (All About Birds).
A couple of my past faves of these handsome and entertaining birds: