An interesting story was aired on NPR this week talking about a special four-note succession that is played by New Orlean musicians as an indication to strike up the band…people are hearing it come from the trees as well.
People started noticing that this exact tune can be heard coming from the trees via the local Mockingbirds. There has been some debate on who originally created this tune: the humans or the birds.
Mockingbirds are known for learning many sounds during their lives. Keen-eared readers will have noticed Mockingbird songs in their neighborhoods that are crude renditions of car alarms and various industrial sounds.
Listen to the full NPR story below and read the article.