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Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

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I have a nest of mockingbirds in my large rhododendron bush located at the front of my wrap around porch right near entrance to the house.   I also have a lovely melodic Valerie Paar Hill wind chime hanging on the front porch.  Since I live near the bay, there's usually a breeze or wind and the wind chimes them fairly often. 

 

Mockingbirds are known to mimic sounds, and I believe this particular male is doing just that!  It's amazing to see and hear him.  

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Re: Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

Now I know why, when we 'mock' someone, we are 'mocking' them, similar to the way mocking birds 'mock' your chimes.

 

If that makes any sense to anyone......

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Re: Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

@ciao_bella Thank you for sharing. I have a special fondness for mockingbirds. What they choose to imitate is almost always something pleasant. We decided one was mocking a cell phone ring. We would hear a phone, but could never find the source. There was a mockingbird that frequented our backyard. We think he was the source.

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Re: Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

@ciao_bella ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,how delightful, lucky you to have a mockingbird.

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Re: Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

Very cool.   I love to hear mockingbirds go through their repertoire.  We have some in the pasture areas and I like to sit in the swing there and listen to all the sounds around me.  Love when the mockingbirds are singing.  

 

We also have a crow that caws:  "Who Yaaa"  and his offspring do variations of that.  

 

Guess it doesn't take much to entertain me.....

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Re: Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

We had Mocking Birds mimic car alarms, and cell hone rings.  Poor things.  

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Re: Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

I'm going to Google search the sound of a mockingbird.

 

I haven't yet seen or heard one.

 

Great thread, btw!

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Re: Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

Update:  I just heard the sound of a mockingbird on YouTube!

 

Actually, I believe there is one in our neighborhood that sits on various rooftops each morning.

 

Sounds and looks similar to the YouTube mockingbird.

 

Very pleasant to listen (to).  Heart

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Re: Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

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🕊  We have a generous variety of birds inhabiting our neighborhood after land was cleared for a new development. When we sit outdoors in the evening, it sounds as though some of the birds are actually speaking. I thought perhaps old age was creeping in far to early, but hopefully this might explain it! 

 

Now I need to purchase a set of wind chimes since we are fortunate to have a nice breeze coming off the lake.

 

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Re: Mockingbirds Mimicking my Wind Chimes...

That sounds SOOOO very neat!Smiley Happy