I took this photograph while trying to sneak a peak at its nest earlier this summer. This mockingbird mother was not happy about me poking around her nest to say the least! Mockingbirds are very territorial. They will often dive and attack intruders that come too close to its territory. But what they are best known for is their complex songs that include imitations of many other birds. Each song is repeated three times or so before changing to the next song. Males are most vocal in the Spring, and both sexes sing in the Fall. Mockingbirds can also be heard singing at night.