This spring started out with the mockingbird, too.
Last week I realized that the singing started at dusk and continued until dawn. It was NOT a mockingbird's song anymore. It was the same song over and over all night. It sounded just like a robin.
And then I saw it... just a few feet outside our window on the peak of my neighbor's roof. It was was barely sunrise and the music had been going on all night. It WAS a robin.
But robins don't sing at night....or do they?
In an article in the The (New London) Day just a few days ago, it states that robins have never been nocturnal singers until recently. Within minutes of investigating on the Internet, I discovered info here. Apparently they have been just as noisy in the UK...you can look it up.
To paraphrase, they sing all night because of artificial light and noise pollution during the day.
I never thought that I would want the mockingbird back! It sang from 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. May through August. But the robin sings all night the same song over and over! (I should add that it is a pretty song...the first few hours.)
Poor robin! Poor me!
Have great weekend....hope it is quiet...
enjoy the day!