A new entry for my lifetime birding list

September 7, 2012 @ 9:42 am | Filed under:

Rilla: Mommy! What kind of bird is that?

Me: It’s a mockingbird, see its tail?

Huck (gasps): Me know all about knockingbirds!

Me: You do? Tell me about them.

Huck: They knock trees over. And the fence.

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11 Reponses | Comments Feed
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    Jennifer says:

    They do have that look about them.

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    tanita says:

    Ahhh. Well, that explains so much of what’s been happening in the backyard…

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    mamacrow says:

    so THAT’s why they sing, they’re smug at knocking people’s things over! ;-D

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    mamacrow says:

    oh. ignore me. I’m muddling up my caged birds and mocking birds again *sigh*

    look, it was funny in my head, ok?!

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    Susan says:

    Knockingbird. Me love it.

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    scott says:

    Papa’s gonna buy you a knockingbird
    And if that knockingbird don’t sing
    It’s ‘cuz it’s too busy knocking over trees
    (And the fence.)

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    Ellie says:

    **stands bemusedly by as the knockingbird flies off the page, over the knocked over fence, and into a thicklebit panel**

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    Phoebe says:

    They’re known to pal around with racklenakes.

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    Melissa Wiley says:

    Knockingbird and Racklenake! *locks self in room, writes picture book*

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    Chari says:

    Great blog post title. Excellent and clever commenters. ‘Cept me, of course. 🙂

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    maria says:

    Knockingbird and Racklenake! *locks self in room, writes picture book*

    Exactly! 😀

    And love that conversation. A child’s voice & perspective. sigh Ahhhh! 🙂