Bird in my backyard

by Amelia
(Los Angeles , California)

Hi,

I have a bird in my backyard that mostly sings loudly ALL NIGHT LONG! He is mostly quiet during the day but I just happened to see him for the first time a few minutes ago.
He seems to be the size of a blue jay or a little smaller. He is brown with a white stripe across his wings.
First of all I ma curious to know why he sings mostly at night and secondly I would like to know what kind of a bird he could be. If I see him again I would try to take a picture. He was at the top of an electric pole. I live in Los Angeles, California.

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Apr 29, 2014
Mockingbird!
by: Tammy

Years ago a mockingbird decided to perch on top of our neighbor's antenna outside my bedroom window. Every night he would sing and sing endlessly! He was keeping me awake and after a week I couldn't take it anymore and stomped outside in my pj's and threw a few stones in his direction. It's a wonder I didn't break my neighbor's window! Eventually he went somewhere else to sing!

Apr 29, 2014
Mockingbird
by: Amelia

Hi Judy from Seattle,

I think you are right. I went to see the pictures and description on this website and the bird on my backyard looks exactly the same.

The weird thing about it is that after I saw him he flew away and has not come back. He was in my backyard for about a week or more and all of the sudden it went away.

It is pretty windy here in Los Angeles. I wonder if the wind took him to another place.

Anyway, thank you for your response.

Apr 28, 2014
Backyard bird
by: Judy-Seattle

Amelia, your description sounds a lot like a Northern Mockingbird. When I lived in New Jersey, I saw them. They were always perched on a conspicuous high place like ontop of a telephone pole or a chimney top. And yes, they sing loud at night! Why? who knows, except a Mockingbird.

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