|A Northern mockingbird Photo by J.J. Meyer|
A mockingbird was singing its heart out this morning, something I haven't heard all winter. Though it's a little early for mating season to begin, our fine feathered friends are establishing territory and looking for a mate through vocalizations.
Just a few days ago, I also heard the cooing of a male mourning dove. The song is vocalized mainly by unmated males from a conspicuous perch. It’s a soft coo-oo followed by two or three louder coos. To hear this song, go to Cornell Lab's All About Birds.