[Tweeters] Re: Mockingbirds, what are they mocking?

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 10:49:21 PDT 2016


Add to Jason's list Tufted Titmouse, American Robin, Eastern Phoebe,
Brown-headed Nuthatch - imitations I often heard in North Carolina.

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 8:20 PM, Jason Hernandez <
jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com> wrote:


> When I was in South Carolina, I made out several species the mockingbirds

> imitated, including Cardinal, Carolina Wren, and Gray Catbird. It was

> unpleasant to human ears to hear them interrupt their melodious repertoire

> with the Catbird call, but I don't suppose they were thinking in those

> terms.

>

> Jason Hernandez

> Bremerton

> jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com

>

>

> Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 19:34:19 -0700

> From: John Whitehead <jirvingw at comcast.net>

> Subject: [Tweeters] Mockingbirds, what are they mocking?

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> A couple of years ago I heard one mocking sirens , at the south end of

> the San Francisco Bay Refuge near Alviso. It was mocking other things

> too don't remember what , but it was very entertaining.

> John

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