‘Our Mockingbird’ and the ghost of George Wallace: Segregation, 50 years on. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Brock Peters as Tom Robinson in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-winning 1960 novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ (Universal Pictures/NBC) After a screening the other night of “Our Mockingbird,” a new documentary about the hold Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has on us still, 50 years on, a woman in the audience had a question for the filmmaker. Which she posed with much the same tact and reserve that Mockingbird’s Scout used on her classmate Walter when she demanded to know “what in the Sam Hill” he was doing pouring syrup all over his supper.
How oh how, the woman asked Birmingham-born Sandra Jaffe, could Alabamans abide the current-day segregation on display in the movie, which shows students from all-white Mountain Brook High School and all-black Fairfield High School blown away by the experience of collaborating on a production of “To Kill a Mockingbird?” Fifty years ago this week, Gov. Alabama Gov. Northern Mockingbird, Identification. Northern Mockingbirds are common in backyards, but they don’t often visit feeders. You can encourage mockingbirds to visit your yard by keeping an open lawn but providing fruiting trees or bushes, including mulberries, hawthorns, and blackberry brambles.
Look for Northern Mockingbirds sitting high on tall shrubs, poles, or utility lines. Around your yard, you can also look for them running or hopping along your mowed lawn. You may be able to first identify the presence of a Northern Mockingbird by listening for its song which usually mimics numerous other birds at once. The Northern Mockingbird is a focal species for NestWatch.
Enhance your yard for mockingbirds and other birds. Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos. Life Cycle Mating season is between March and August. During mating season male mocking birds may sing night and day! Mockingbirds build cup-shaped nests in forks of trees or bushes. Both the male and female build the nest using twigs, leaves and grass. The female lays between three to five eggs. The female incubates the eggs. Behavior The mockingbird was given its name because of its ability to mimic the calls of dozens of other bird species. The mockingbird is very territorial. Image Credits: Clipart.com unless otherwise noted. Monroe County Heritage Museum - Home.