Mimus polyglottos) are one of my favorite birds, but I know they are not everybody's. My friend Sara has a mockingbird that will sit in a tree right outside her bedroom window and sing at the top of its lungs all night long. She said she could kill it. But I like the way they sing, and I can sit and listen for hours. Well, 5 or 10 minutes anyway. I used to hear them at night and fall asleep while I listened to their many songs.