This is a good year for Mockingbirds. It appears they've had successful breeding, and the youngsters perch around the house to sing....and make noises that sound like back-up alarms...and electronic noises that start to become annoying after I realize they never shut up.
I'm thinking the parents will eventually chase them away, and the parents will be as before, and not sing to the point of me thinking of going for my air rifle.
I did notice the other types of birds will sing more, when the mockingbirds pause for a few moments. I think they probably feel the same way I do, and wish the children would be more seen, than heard.
Off the subject, but something I found interesting, I had visitors from two dot edu sites. While I may have missed them before, this is a first, as far as I know.
I wonder if it's by coincidence, or I've been found by a research group attempting to study the habits of a neanderthal, southern man with opinions not typically shared by those that inhabit the ivory towers of education. Maybe they'll learn something. I sure hope they do, and they realize the lofty heights they inhabit cause them problems with logic, due to the lack of oxygen.