I had to blow this sunset photo way up so you can see the silhouette of the mockingbird that's sitting on the sign post. He often sits there and sings.
And what a singer he is! I haven't been sleeping much this week and I've been lured outside every night around 1:00 am or so to listen to the mockingbirds beautiful song.
At least I think it's beautiful. I can see why it might be annoying to others as it goes on and on and on - all night long.
Apparently, he's looking for a mate. Mating season here in Florida is April and May, so that's when you'll most likely hear him night singing. I hope he'll be successful!
One site posted how the mockingbird likes to sing especially when it's a full moon. Well, it happened to be a full moon this last week. And it was gorgeous!
So, if you hear a pretty tweedle, tweedle, tweedle or a thrack, thrack, thrack interrupting your dreams - it's probably Mr. Mockingbird.
Now, we do have other birds that make noise during the night here in Florida. I don't have any pics of them, so I'll just put this funky shot up while I list some of those other noisy night birds: chuck-will's-widow, black-crowned night heron, yellow-crowned night heron and of course owls make noise. My favorite noise-making owl down here is the barred owl - they really get hooting back and forth and I can't quit grinning every time I hear them.
Well, this week in the garden, I've got some pretty orchids blooming on the lanai.
I get all excited every time this lime green one blooms!
These are all Phalaenopsis orchids that I got on markdown at the garden center and this is their fourth time blooming since I got them - hurray!
The Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily is putting up a few blooms lately as well.
I also wanted to mention that I haven't seen the beautiful Indigo or Painted Buntings for the last three days.
I also want to thank you all for leaving such kind and caring comments on my posts! I haven't gotten back to reply, but hope to do better in the future. Have a lovely week everyone!