The Chronicles of the Angry Geologist

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Single Female Mockingbird, Non-smoking, No Chicks
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Young male mockingbird stud seeking single female mockingbird with an appreciation for car alarms and backup horns. Come help feather my nest in a spacious, well-wooded apartment complex where the residents feed the birds! Must be willing to relocate, no chicks, serious inquiries only, please.

For the past four nights, a bachelor mockingbird has taken up residence in the tree outside my bedroom window. He has been singing his heart out nonstop every night all night.

This was funny maybe the first time.

I can no longer sleep with the windows open- hell, I can no longer sleep! I had to jam cotton balls in my ears and tell my dog to wake me if the smoke alarm went off, and this was after the shot of whiskey to knock me out. By the way- from newly acquired personal experience, involuntary sleep deprivation is torture, and anyone who says otherwise is banned from my journal effective immediately.

At about 2:30 AM this morning, I looked up in desperation why he was up at such an ungodly hour, and I learned something new. Did you know male mockingbirds sing at night when they're seeking a mate? I didn't either! Mockingbirds are migratory, and are protected species- even if it were legal to harass him, I couldn't bring myself to do it. So, I'm putting out the above personal ad on his behalf. If a female doesn't show up soon, I'm going to look forward to this until the middle of June.

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He may be friends with the flicker who discovered my neighbor's metal chimney cap and has been advertising for a mate by banging on said chimney cap as soon as dawn approaches (roughly 5 am lately). You know, the boys go out, stay up 'til the wee hours of the morning carousing and looking for women? All I can say is at least it's my neighbor's chimney cap and not mine.

I feel for you with the mockingbird. Here's hoping some lady mockingbird finds him appealing soon.

I'd have thought that chicks would be a requirement. Oh, well, they'll come later.

Ooo, and I thought I had it bad with the 6am wakeup call every morning courtesy of the local birds.

A beebee in the butt might help. Or throw dog food at him.
I hope he finds love soon so you can get some sleep.

That's weird! Is there a lot of light around to confuse him? There was a streetlight right outside my bedroom window in college, and that was apparently the spot the robins chose to gather when they wanted to yell at each other in the middle of the night.

That's what I thought at first- the complex has a lot of security lights around the parking lot- but no, this is apparently just natural mating behavior.

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