We had all kinds of birds where I grew up in northern Indiana but mocking birds were very rare. But now they seem to be everywhere!
We share the same habitat I think… Mockingbirds love the semi-abandoned, post-industrial, rapidly gentrifying areas that universally house artist studio buildings. They have followed my studio from Indianapolis, to Chicago, and now to Philly.
Every time I see or hear a mockingbird I stop and listen for a while, this time I got close enough to talk back.