The loudest bird in all of Fayetteville roosts in our backyard. He mimics a car alarm. The first time he woke me, I was still dozing and thought someone was prying the radio from my dashboard. For a moment, I thought I was back in Dallas.
A mockingbird, perhaps?
The scout for all birds, he is the messenger for morning. Once he gives his signal, our trees are flooded with chirping, tweeting birds.
All night, the rain pounded against the tin roof, and the wind howled. I slept peacefully. Until the car alarm bird sounded.
Tom and Colene says
This is a LOL one! I love to see the Mockingbirds when we come to Fayetteville because we don’t see them here. Great musical pairing!
Dorothy Latimer Johnson says
We have one that nests in a holly tree out back. they are a rambunctious lot!
Adrienne Gilbreath says
Oh those mockingbirds! We have one (or more) that hang outside our bedroom window, and our golden retriever Lucy gets very grouchy when it wakes her. So then, we’re all awake.
Why does the book title, “To Kill a Mockingbird” come to mind?…lol…just joking, a little bit.=)