This past Monday was very nice here. The temperature was in the middle seventies. The next day didn't start out as nice and it was cold when I left work that evening. It snowed overnight.
I had to scrape my car off, but I didn't mind because the sky was clear and the sun was shining. It also seemed like there were several birds in the area: a robin, a cardinal and a chickadee. Then I saw a Northern Mockingbird laid on the electrical line. It was just one bird.
Here's a link to its page at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The bird sang his songs again as I worked at the ice and snow: a robin, a cardinal, a chickadee, a blue jay, a car alarm. A car alarm? I guess the bird liked the sound.
It's another bird that flashes white wing patches.
Coming home that night I passed a young man wearing a kilt in a green dress plaid running along the side of the road. That is not a common sight in upstate New York. I didn't recognize it as a local band tartan.