A new entry for my lifetime birding list

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

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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Comments

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  1. They do have that look about them.

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

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

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

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

  5. Knockingbird. Me love it.

  6. 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.)

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

  8. They’re known to pal around with racklenakes.

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

  10. Great blog post title. Excellent and clever commenters. ‘Cept me, of course. πŸ™‚

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

    Exactly! πŸ˜€

    And love that conversation. A child’s voice & perspective. sigh Ahhhh! πŸ™‚