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Mockingbird Don't Fly Away, Baylands

mockingbird According to my Peterson Field Guide to Birds, a Northern Mockingbird is an excellent mimic. I'm guessing that's where it got it's name. The bird is a tad boring when sitting in a tree, BUT when it wing-flashes you, now that's a site to see.  "And if that mockingbird don't sing, mama's going to buy you ..." I can't tell you how many times I sang that song to my children when they were little.