Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mock My Words!

Robin posted a thoughtful follow up to her initial To Kill a Mockingbird experience. One thing she mentioned, she hasn’t heard the bird’s call. Thus, she is unaware of how truly annoying it can be. Yes, it has one heck of a repertoire, but it is SO loud. If you ever get one outside your bedroom window, you might rationalize the sin.

I shouldn’t complain since I’ve enjoyed the sweet lyrics of a certain Magpie outside my cabin door. At least mockingbirds change their tune, and change they do, rather skillfully. Did you know they can imitate alarms, sirens, cell phones, squeaks, barking dawgs, and pianos?!? If you sit with one long enough they will pick up a couple of whistled bars from your skilled lungs.

Since, Robin and other participants aren’t in the south, I found an audio that might help ease the need for a face-to-beak meeting.

Yes, we love the mockingbird, just look at the states which claim it as their very own bird: Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. Did you notice Harper Lee's home state of Alabama isn't included?

Robin, thank yew for the post! :D


Isabel said...

Thanks for the literary history lesson.

Robin said...

Thanks for the link so I can hear what a Mockingbird sounds like! Your post made me chuckle as I listen to the sweet little wren singing outside my door this morning.

Lana said...

I am reading this for the second time this summer and I love it. We have a mockingbird residing in our chimney....which apparently never sleeps but is charming if you like a lot of bird noise!

Bookfool said...

I'm actually quite fond of mockingbirds, but I don't think the cats like them and I certainly wouldn't want one in my chimney. :)

Literary Feline said...

They sound so pretty!