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Northern Mockingbird

He was hanging around just north of the dirt road, making calls like the pea-whistle sound of a flycatcher, but with the give-away repetition. He’s been around for the last few days.

Saw a small brown bird on the telephone wire, creamy breast, grey head, and brown stripe back from eye. Turns out to be a juvenile House Sparrow.

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About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.


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