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
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> Mockers sometimes sing at night. Yours must have been staying up with the
> night birds.
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> Bob Fisher
> Independence, Missouri
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> From: "June Newman" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: Mockingbird does Whippoorwill
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> > 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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