This is a picture of a Northern Mockingbird, the state bird of Mississippi (and several other states as well). He's an interesting little bird. Just this morning I have read several differing accounts of his ability to "mock" the songs of other birds, as well as, other sounds he hears. Some say he can actually reproduce sounds he hears while others say that it just sounds as if he is repeating the sounds of other birds because he has a repertoire of about 200 sounds.
The fact is, I don't know whether he's mocking other birds or not, but I know that at least one of these little guys has found a home in a bush that sits at the back corner of my house, just outside my bedroom window. Last night, under a bright moon, he chose to serenade me with his vast repertoire of songs. My first instinct was to blame this little guy for my sleeplessness last night, but, truth be told, I don't think he was keeping me awake. I did listen to him for several minutes while I couldn't sleep anyway, but it really wasn't an unpleasant sound. I grew up in the woods, so animal sounds in the middle of the night are common place, but I don't recall the birds keeping me awake.
At least tonight, if I am again awake in the middle of the night, I will know what kind of bird is serenading me!
And, just so you know, I didn't take this picture (big surprise, huh?).
Welcome to my little corner of the blogging world. Thanks for dropping by. I am a homeschooling mom of 3 great kids. They keep me busy and give me a clearer perspective on the things my parents experienced while raising my brothers and me. My husband and I have been married for almost 18 years. We enjoy spending our time together as a family and are seeking to serve God in any way He calls us. Right now, that includes homeschooling our children and, for Ronnie, serving as the bi-vocational minister of education and families at our church. I hope you find something that interests you here among my ramblings. And now that you are here, please leave a comment ~ they make me feel so special!
LB, our 15 year old daughter and our resident drama queen. She absolutely loves to perform. Her favorite role, so far, is probably Anne Shirley.
JW, our 13 year old son ... loves all things "boy" ... guns, camo, cars, etc. He is our family comedian and like his sister, enjoys performing ... he is also the most tender-hearted of my bunch and he loves to make people laugh! He definitely keeps things interesting.
D, our 9 yr old wild child! This kid is never still and never has been ... even before he was born. He is my best cuddler though and while he has always enjoyed his "baby brother" status, he is beginning to show his independence from the big kids.