Here is a picture or two of our state bird, the (Eastern) Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos).
I have actualy had one mimick sounds I was making.
The Mocking bird is an all year resadent here, as you can see from the lack of leaves in the picture, and so is the American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos).
Crows often remind me of fall, wich is my favorite time of the year. I realy like birds and I think it is important and enjoyable to study them.