Jumping For JoyI was out on the deck, planting flowers, feeling happy, when I heard him. I am in love again and I was just feeling good. He was sitting on the chimney top singing. I looked up just in time to see him propel himself straight up into the air about two feet and then he came right back down again to the same spot. I cracked up. I have seen bunnies and even baby foxes do this kind of thing, this playful jumping, but never a mockingbird. I couldn't help but smile. Maybe it was a mating thing, or maybe he was grabbing insects out of the air. But to me it appeared that he was jumping for joy, that he sensed mine and was doing something I could not, or I should say would not feel comfortable doing, as I am afraid of heights. He was singing from the rooftops. Maybe he's in love too.
He looked like he was jumping for joy.