Friday, May 6, 2011

To Kill A Mockingbird

It's 4am. 

You'd think I'd be in peaceful slumber like the rest of the world.  

Nope.  Instead I've been tossing and turning most of the night trying NOT to fixate on the demented mockingbird that has been singing EVERY NIGHT, all night long, for the past month.  

For those who aren't familiar with "Mimus Polyglottos", they offer up natures "Top 40" in bird songs.  

Per Wiki - "They are best known for the habit of mimicking the songs of other birds and the sounds of insects and amphibians often loudly and in rapid succession."
They mimic everything and it's truly beautiful music...just not in the middle of the night.

When this bird stared singing, I blamed it on the brilliant full moon that we'd had and hoped that it would eventually move on. 

Hasn't happened.  His territory must be somewhere in the vicinity of my backyard.  Not always in my big holly bush.  But that's where he's at right now.  I'm assuming it's a male in search of a female.  THAT hasn't happened yet either.  What girl in her right mind wants to listen to his big mouth all night long?

I'm about to go Gregory Peck on his ass.


  1. You are too funny. Maybe earplugs would help? Hope you get sleep tonight!

  2. Funny how I can block out any 'nature' sounds at night, but if I am staying somewhere near a highway, oh my. I can't seem to block out traffic sounds. I am sure eventually he will move on, but give a guy a break. He is just looking for some lovin ;)