Mocking Bird

An incessant chirp pulsates through
the South Texas night. Emanating from
the trees and emerging in the afternoon
the steady rattle shakes the trees of their
spring leaves and worries non-natives that
fearsome snakes surround the area.

This mostly invisible noise can provide a
spectacular spectacle of nature however.
If you sit long enough in the summer evening
sun, protected by the shade of a host tree,
you can every so often witness the Texas State
bird dart in and nab a noisy insect in its beak.
The incessant chirp changes tune to a mourning
dirge and is the delightful sight of any evening outside.


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