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Old Friday 17th May 2013, 11:16   #1
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Bird ID

Bird ID??
I live in rock hill, SC(close enough to NC). And in my neighborhood is a bird I would like to know the identification of. I am not a bird watcher, and have no pictures of the bird. The only thing I know about the bird is that it seems to have the ability to make 50 or so different calls in rapid changes. It only stays on one call for 2-3 seconds and just keeps switching sounds. Also, it seems to LOVE to sing at night. It has woken me out of sleep at 12:00, 2:00, 5:00, etc. And it sings for HOURS! The worst part is it lives in a tree right across from my house and has very high pitch calls.

Does anyone have an idea as to what kind of bird this may be?
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Old Friday 17th May 2013, 12:58   #2
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Maybe it is a Mockingbird?
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Sounds like a mockingbird to me too. Mockers are famous for their non-stop performances and varied repertoires and for singing at night. The worst of it should soon be over, however; once the breeding season winds down a little your bird will probably start singing much less persistently.
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Old Thursday 23rd May 2013, 11:04   #4
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Anybody else thinking of Zooey Deschanel's character in Failure To Launch...?

"Shut UP you..."

What the... kind of devil bird chirps at night?"

PS-Another vote for the Northern Mockingbird, BTW...

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