We heard this bird before we saw it.
He was singing lots of different bird songs, all strung together - as Mockingbirds do.
Rickey told me he was singing with joy. And why? Because below him, hidden inside the tree, was his mate's nest.
He is singing about that.
He guards his nest above it. That's his job, and his joy.
And he tells the world about it in a glad voice.
Onward and Upward!