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I heard a mocker cell phone ring just 30 minutes ago!  It was really funny!
As you said, I've heard that they learn all kinds of songs, but I had never
heard that.

Susan Eaton
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO., MO
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On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Bill Osborne <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Love Mockingbirds.  Have heard Mockingbirds will sing all night when the
> female is on the nest.
>
> Has anyone an idea of why these birds do the imitations?
>
> Recently at New Orleans walking along River in French Quarters.  Heard Cell
> phone ringing.  There was a Mockingbird doing a perfect imitation of cell
> phone!  Had heard about this happening, but this was my first experience.
> Unable to figure out the Why.
>
> Best
> Bill Osborne
> Fredericktown, MO.
>
>
> > Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 20:50:16 -0500
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: Mockingbird does Whippoorwill
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> >
> > Mockers sometimes sing at night. Yours must have been staying up with the
>
> > night birds.
> >
> > Bob Fisher
> > Independence, Missouri
> > [log in to unmask]
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "June Newman" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 7:59 PM
> > Subject: Mockingbird does Whippoorwill
> >
> >
> > > I've never heard a Whippoorwill in my neighborhood, but today I heard a
>
> > > Mockingbird doing a good imitation. Wonder where he learned it.
> > >
> > > June Newman
> > > Carroll County, Mo
> > >
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