I Know What He Did This Summer

Posted on September 1st, 2008, by Petra

This mockingbird apparently went to Arizona for some weeks to learn from the local cactus wrens how to perch on cactus plants.

Lesson # 1: Watch out for those spikes.

Now, back in SoCal, he is displaying what he learned. He must have had good teachers. The execution still looks the teeniest bit awkward, but maybe that’s something one can work on next summer.

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  1. Karen Says:

    That’s the state bird of Texas. They are very adaptable fellows.

  2. Petra Says:

    I had no idea!

    I love mockingbirds – even when they sing all night long, as some of them seem to do during mating season. A lot of people I know try to chase them away because “they sing so loud.”

    For heavens sake!

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