Learn, Participate, Conserve
Have you ever walked through the woods, a neighborhood or the parking lot of your local grocery store and were sure you heard an oriole? And then you heard a titmouse and then a manic robin? You look around for a little flock of birds only to find a single bird perched on a street lamp, treetop or shrub branch singing all of these songs, one after another. That's our country's favorite mimic, the northern mockingbird. These birds are incredible. They not only copy birds, they can also mimic dogs and cats as well as insects. They are able to recognize people by sight and tend to nest where they've have the most success in the past. They may seem bland at first sight, but those flashes of white under their wings make them stand out in flight. They are intelligent, they are talented and they are one of our all-time favorite birds.