Tag Archive: Mockingbird


Northern Mockingbird

The Northern Mockingbird. They are best known for their habit of mimicking the songs of other birds and even the sounds of insects and amphibians, often loudly and in rapid succession.

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The Northern Mockingbird in flight, making it’s distinctive wing markings clearly visible.

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.