"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mockingbirds! Animal Wednesday! HAW!

Ah, how I wish I took this picture......but, alas, I didn't.  However this little guy (captured in full-throttle-aria) does resemble *my* Mockingbird.  After an absence of a month or so (due to our wet and cold May), he has returned!  And he appears to making up for lost time by singing non-stop!  Oh Yes!  The other day, I was climbing the hill to my house (yes, I live on one of those SF hills).. and suddenly, Mr. Mockingbird was on a telephone pole wire right above me.  I stopped, put down my packages and just listened....(cos I didn't have my camera  with me)....  he sang (at least) 30 different varieties of birdsong....

I come home late at night after working "The Ring"...jump into bed, my head full of Wagner Arias, and fall asleep for two or three hours and then.....the Mockingbird decides I have had enough sleep and begins singing for me!  (At least I feel that way because his favourite 3:00 a.m. spot - is right outside my bedroom window!

This is not *my Mocker*.....but...his repertoire sounds very like.... and looking at the title of this YouTube video....  I guess *my* bird is looking for a mate!
Here's hoping he finds one!  ♥ To Love ♥

I hope you enjoy.....think of me tonight - at 3:00 a.m.!  HAW!


♥ Robin ♥


  1. I also enjoy listening to birdsong outside my window. I must honestly say that in all my life, I have never lived anywhere with such an abundance of birds and waterfowl as I have here in the South. Mockingbirds are our constant companions as well as Robins and woodpeckers... and I really gained a new found appreciation and respect for the Mockingbirds as I watch them bomb diving after the strays to keep them away from their nests.

    Have a lovely week ;-)

  2. I love listening to a mockingbird work his way through his repertoire.

  3. I have mockingbirds here....I always think it's *another* bird calling, until I look up in the tree or on the powerline, and there they sit.....singing out tune after tune.
    Amazing creatures, are they not? (except at 3:00 a.m.....)


  4. think of you at 3 am wrobin? this i can do! I'll be awake by then, enjoying my last hour of sleep before i ready for the day.

    i have come to adore birds and birdsongs. there was a very special australian blogger named anonymous bird (anon) who made it so easy to learn about and love birds.

    love to you rockin' robin!

  5. that's a good kind of exhaustion, falling into bed with opera in your head. Mr. Mockingbird seems a nice companion although maybe a bit cheery at 3am even for me.

  6. i love these birds!! I'm amazed at how they "parrot" so many others. I'm so glad he has returned with songs for you!

    I think you'll have the "ring" in your ears for a long time to come now!


  7. I am not sure I could handle him very long at three AM in the morning...OUCH. AND I LOVE BIRDS.. lol I hope you are getting some sleep. :))

  8. Hahaha I love it that even this little teaser can't make you angry like it would do to most people!
    I will think of you when I get up at 6 tomorrow because beause then Mr. M will wake you up as well. remember those earplugs in the purple bag!!!!!!!!
    have a wonderful Sunday and sleep tight!!!!!
    enjoy the opera!