So, this is why we can't sleep at night
It's those damned mockingbirds! While roosters might crow only at sunrise, your neighborhood mockingbird can sing all night long during the summer, as KPCC reporter Steven Cuevas can attest to:
"Sometimes I'd roust him from the tree with a wet blast from the garden hose. He'd flutter to the top of a telephone pole and resume his song. On those nights, I yearned to take him on a 'long walk on a short branch,' if you know what I mean."
All that nocturnal "fweeping" is probably coming from an unmated male seeking a mate. Unless you consider clear-cutting every tree in your neighborhood, you are probably stuck listening to your resident mockingbird rehearsing its favorite pick-up lines until August, even September. Isn't there a match.com for mockingbirds?
-- Jesus Sanchez
Photo: Audubon Society