Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Catbirds Are Back

and I am oh so happy!!

Let"s get to the good stuff, the pictures!!


This tree is next to the home office window.
I opened the window, hung out just a little
and he stayed and posed for me.


I used my new 300 mm lens, I think these should be a little crisper.
I love his little brown under carriage peaking out here!!


He switched branches and I was able to capture this image.
I was almost too close but I loved that he
was not afraid to get closer to me.

The hubs was afraid he would fly in the open window!!

That could be a valid concern!!

These are for you Theresa!!


22 comments:

  1. Is a cat bird, also called a mocking bird?

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  2. i was all ready to say I AM SO JEALOUS and you are SO LUCKY! then i saw your dedication. UGH! still so jealous! :)

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  3. I love the way your new I mean old and repaired camera takes pictures. The bird is beautiful! sandie

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  4. These are beautiful shots of this pretty little bird, Debbie! Have fun on the beach tonight shooting the Full Moon!

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  5. These are all so lovely but I just adore the last one! Do you frame any of your beautiful shots? You should!

    Have fun tonight!

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  6. Lovely, lovely shots. I like your new lens. But it takes the eye and you have it. :) As I have said before, Any one can take pictures, but real photography comes from the heart. Your heart is just beautiful.

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  7. Look at those crisp feathers. New lens is a keeper.

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  8. Debbie, wonderful Catbird photographs! It really does look like it was posing for you. I love the Catbirds chatter. Don't you just adore the new lens?

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  9. Oh they're so crisp & clear! congrats on the new lens!!! =)

    I don't think mom has had the pleasure of naming any of her horses, she got them already named. Too bad, too, cuz she comes up w/ some great names for the sheep! LoL! heheheee =)

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  10. Boy oh boy those pictures ARE the good stuff. He's gorgeous -- but definitely don't let him fly in the window.

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  11. Oh Debbie these are wonderful shots of that gorgeous wee bird. Well done!!!

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  12. Debbie, what wonderful photographs. We frequently will have a bird fly into a classroom. Some brave soul (usually me) shuts themselves in with the bird and tries to open the windows. It usually works. So there is your solution if a bird does fly in through your window. Oh, it might take me awhile to get there:) Bonnie

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  13. So amazing! You can see his little beak curve down at the end - pretty cool! and you're right about the brown feathers peak-a-booing out from underneath...we have a few rays of sunshine here - as of 10 minutes ago! I do hope we have a nice day tomorrow, it feels needed up here!

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  14. Love the catbirds! My mom has one that comes every year and it's "mew" is the sweetest thing. :)

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  15. Fantastic photos... especially the focus on crosshatching of feathers in 3rd photo :D)

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  16. These are splendid pictures.I love it when birds cooperate like that.

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  17. He is adorable Debbie, and this is such a wonderful series of photographs.
    Happy Sinday to you!

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  18. Wow fantastic how it posed for you.
    Great photo's Debbie.

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  19. Gorgeous pics! It's so special when we can get close to them.
    We did have a bird fly in the house once. My son was able to cup it in his hand and take it back outside. (WHEW!) That's what happens when they build nests in the wreath on my front door, and fly in when the door is opened!

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  20. Gorgeous pics! It's so special when we can get close to them.
    We did have a bird fly in the house once. My son was able to cup it in his hand and take it back outside. (WHEW!) That's what happens when they build nests in the wreath on my front door, and fly in when the door is opened!

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  21. Debbie, Great closeups! The catbirds are fun birds. Hope you are having a great Sunday!

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  22. Oh yes! What wonderful pictures of the catbird. To answer the first commenter's question, it is not the same as a mockingbird. It actually makes a sound like a cat. He's beautiful, and I love that he let you get so close!

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