[Tweeters] FYI - Alabama Mockingbird?

Andy Papadatos apmf at msn.com
Mon Mar 30 22:05:54 PDT 2009

Hi Dave. I know that mockingbirds do imitate whip-poor-wills, and they do sing all through the night, especially in Alabama!

Andy Papadatos

Snohomish, WA

> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:56:00 -0700

> From: dbarber71 at comcast.net

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: [Tweeters] FYI - Alabama Mockingbird?


> I'm sitting outside my hotel at 11:00 pm here listening to this bird

> that sings a variety of tunes. Man at another table tells me it is a

> "Night Whipoorwill". I go looking for the bird in the tree, not

> expecting to see anything. But I do and it looks to me like a

> mockingbird. But it is only streetlit in a leafy tree so I'm not sure,

> but it is certainly not anything in the poorwill/nightjar family.


> So the question is: Do mockingbirds sing that late at night?


> Thanks


> David Barber Vancouver, WA tripping in Birmingham at the Civil Rights

> Institute


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