Thursday, May 16, 2013

♫ ♫ How Many Songs can he Sing? ♪ ♪ ♫


As we lay in bed drinking our first cup of coffee, I reached up and opened the window. at 4 AM our resident mocking bird was in full SONG.... for one hour, he sang without stopping. I said to Bob:
"How many songs do you think a mocking bird can sing, he has been through at least 10 or more?"

The answer is up to 400 songs... oh WOW... they imitate birds, insects, amphibians and even machine noises... and they make melodies and blend all this together. Did I say WOW?


I am now in a full blown disease called "cameraitis" I just know I am.. I stood up later in the day to refill my coffee cup, walked in the kitchen and saw my camera ready and willing, highlighted by the sun. Lucky me, the Nikon pocket camera was on the counter.....

Another part of the disease is framing what I snap and hanging it on the wall.. How many people do you know that take a photo of their disposable salt and pepper shakers, frame and hang on their kitchen wall?


All of the above taken Monday AM between hours of 4 and 8 AM....there is never a day that I don't use one or both of my cameras.

31 comments:

Catherine said...

I love listening to the birds when we sleep with the window open. Although they could perhaps not start 'singing' until 5 am? Those 3 am birds are a little tiresome. ;)
xo Catherine

Terri said...

I'm not too crazy about a certain bird who sings all night long outside my bedroom window!

Deb said...

Mockingbirds are our state bird... We have several that come to visit usually when I don't have my camera handy... I love that you have salt and pepper shaker photo in your kitchen that is so clever

Dee said...

I am amazed at the mocking birds abilities...but four AM? I am surprised that his species has not been killed off LOL Your photo's deserve to be hung....they are all creative and professional. :)

SweetMarie said...

Wow! I didn't know that about Mocking birds. They're so talented!
Your framed photo is super cool!

Rebecca said...

I love the salt and pepper shot! I am glad you framed it. Too many of us leave our shots on the computer.

TexWisGirl said...

i love hearing the mockers. just amazing.

:)

Reena Walkling said...

The only time I get to hear the mockingbirds is when I'm in your part of the country. Love 'em!

Susannah said...

Hi Sandra, I love the photo of the throw away salt and pepper shakers! Very cool. As far as the birds waking me up in the morning???.........do not like. But I must say that is very interesting that mockingbirds know over 400 songs.

Susannah

RoeH said...

I thought I was going to be a camera addict but as it has turned out, I'm not really. I've lost the Wow factor of it since I can't figure out most cameras. I'm just not talented in that area. But - I love mocking birds. They can also imitate a telephone. One time I couldn't figure out where the telephone ringing was coming from about five every morning. Mockingbird.

Betsy Adams said...

I still can't get over the fact that two retirees enjoy getting up at 4 a.m. and going to bed really early.. That goes against every bone in my entire body.... More power to you both!

Great photos... I have so many different interests that it's hard to get totally addicted to any of them... BUT--I do know that I don't EVER want to travel anywhere without my camera. When we go someplace where we can't take photos (like the Biltmore House), I am ready to LEAVE... The photos are the most important part of traveling to me!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

You truly deserve the nickname 'Madsnapper'. Fortunately your pictures are marvelous and worthy of a frame and spot on the wall.

photowannabe said...

I absolutely love your framed picture of the salt and pepper.
It shows your marvelous artistic eye.
I think I need some of your "disease" to brighten my day too.
Delightful Sandra.

Michaele said...

I have decided this year I like the mockingbirds just a tad more than my all time favorite - the meadowlark. Can you imagine the songs he sings at our farm with all the different animal and people sounds he has to imitate? Just wonderful!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is amazing that they can sing 400 songs! Have a great day. I have been putting pictures of mine on canvas, we are doing a wall from floor to ceiling with a photo from our trips.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

They sing 400 songs wow.

That early to get up. Your a camera addict all right but your pictures are lovely I must say.

Madi and Mom said...

We hope you never ever no never find a cure for cameraitis...we love your pictures and only hope you get a more severe case of it.
MOL MOL MOL
Hugs Madi and Mom

Ginny said...

The salt and pepper are totally AWESOME!!!! I love them! And I did not know the extent of the mockingbird's noises. That teeny tiny bird brain definitely could NOT do all that, it is God.

DawnTreader said...

I can only repeat "wow" - about the mocking bird, but also about the Mad Snapper :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I knew mockingbirds sang a lot of songs...but I never would have guessed THAT many!

Ann said...

Well I had no idea that a mockingbird knew so many songs.
I believe that you are the only person I know of that took a picture of disposable salt and pepper and hung it on the kitchen wall. That makes you unique :) I like the idea though. I rarely print and frame my pictures and I don't know why.
Lately I've hardly been touching my camera

S. Etole said...

Some really great light at that time of the morning.

Chatty Crone said...

A little early for me - but I do love to hear the birds. I had no idea they knew over 400 songs!
sandie

:.tossan© said...

Very beautiful pictures and everything else! hug

Rose said...

It is wonderful the things you photograph....

SquirrelQueen said...

Mocking birds are so cool and I love to hear them sing but alas, none in this area. Sometimes a robin sits outside our bedroom window but he is rather obnoxious and not welcome.

I love your salt & pepper shot, the perfect one to frame. I admit I had a few shots of mine printed and framed.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You have such a good eye to see a picture in the everyday stuff. I think that framed picture is perfect.

Miss Debbie said...

Love the salt and pepper photo...neat idea! Only God could make such a gifted bird! :-)

Cranberry Morning said...

I would LOVE to hear a mockingbird! When I take Misty outdoors at 6 AM, there's such a wonderful choir of birds - robins, orioles, woodpeckers (tapping on the metal roof of our barn!) cardinals, etc. etc. Love that time of morning when the only sounds I hear are the birds.

Betty Manousos said...

your framed photo is truly a work of art my friend!
love it:)

i love hearing the birds, they sing 00 songs? wowed!!

ClickNCamera said...

We use to have a Mockingbird, wonder whatever happen to him. My husband thought he was mocking him but I think it was the other way around! Love your cameraitis!