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Little Brown Bat

Now that spring is here, you can see the little brown bats flitting about at dusk.

To Kill a Mockingbird

The movie “To Kill a Mockingbird” starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, was released in 1962. In 1995, the film was listed in the National Film Registry. It also ranks twenty-fifth on the American Film Institute’s 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time, and #1 on AFI’s list of best courtroom films. In 2003, AFI named the film’s lawyer character, Atticus Finch, the greatest movie hero of the 20th century. The wikipedia article is here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_(film).

The book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee published in 1960. The novel is classified as a Southern and a Bildungsromann. It was instantly successful and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author’s observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. See the wikipedia article here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird.

Great Blue Heron

Believe it or not, we actually have a Great Blue Heron that is a regular visitor to the neighborhood. There are several lakes and ponds in the area. It is quite a sight to see this enormous bird in flight.

The male Brown Thrasher. The Brown Thrasher is the official state bird of Georgia, and the inspiration for the name of Atlanta‘s National Hockey League team, the Atlanta Thrashers. This little guy hangs out on the ground a lot, scurrying around under bushes looking for food.

Haven’t You Heard? Bird is the Word!

The song “Surfin’ Bird” was performed by the surf rock band called “The Trashmen“.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfin’_Bird

Watch the American Band Stand video on YouTube here –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fruHQhNe-UM

And of course the insanely hilarious version by Peter Griffin on “Family Guy” –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WNrx2jq184