Friday, June 1, 2012

Shining Catbird...

All gray with a pretty black cap...
they have the cutest call you have ever heard.
They sound just like a cat!!

In the first image, he is singing and all puffed out.


This is the same bird, relaxing and posing.
They are extremely friendly and rarely fly off,
as I am hanging out the window, snaping away!!

Theresa, I never photograph them without thinking of you!


28 comments:

  1. These are especially pretty with the red leaves in the background. The light is perfect...I think your coffee table book should be called "just outside my window"

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  2. Hi Debbie...Love these guys, but they get me every year when I here then ..darn they sound like a cat don't they ; }
    Happy June and lovely weekend to you and the Hub's !!
    Like you pic's!!
    Grace
    Ya I know I am feeling depressed, no crap to give you ; }

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  3. I have never heard of them...I will have to check and see if we have them here in NC.....Loving cats the way I do, I sure would love to see and hear one....

    You be safe hanging out windows.....

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  4. Wonderful captures! We have catbirds here - totally fascinating aren't they?

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  5. Cat birds??? I learn something new all the time in blogland:)

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  6. i WANT one! :)

    that first one - a gray pear in a tree!

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  7. I love catbirds. They have an understated beauty. Nice shots of this handsome guy.

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  8. I've never heard of catbirds - I love seeing this one!

    The closest I've heard around here is our resident stellar jay who mimics various other sounds ... so far he has mastered red-tailed hawks, pileated woodpeckers, frogs, robins, eagles and chickens. He's even started copying our dog's whine when she wants inside.

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  9. I think the birds just trust you. Fantastic close=up from the to me unknown bird.
    Have a great weekend Debbie

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  10. Great catch. We don't see these guys too often here.

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  11. How cute is that! Beautiful photos!

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  12. this is new to me - hello catbird, you are a cutey, I hope to hear you someday !

    Aligaga

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  13. Both are spectacular shots but that second one takes my breath away. Wish we had those here!

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  14. Debbie, great shots of the Catbird. I wonder what your neighbors think of you hanging out the window? Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Good photos!!! I have never seen them before - it sounds like a cat? Sandie

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  16. That's the first time I have seen one. They look so gentle.

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  17. I love their sound. I wish we had some here! :)

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  18. Oooooo. it is cute, great shots!

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  19. You would never known they were the same bird. Catbirds hmm

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  20. Beautiful shots, Debbie! Both are fantastic, but I really like the second one. Your photos are wonderful!

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  21. Nice captures, Debbie! I have been trying to capture a bird that I see now and then in my back yard, but he won't sit still long enough for a clear shot. I'm still trying to figure out what he is...I love a good mystery!

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  22. Great captures of such a beautiful little bird.

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  23. I love thinking of you hanging out the window and snapping away. Actually, I envy that you have these birds so close! Lovely pictures.

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  24. He is adorable Debbie!
    Great captures!

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  25. Awesome pictures! You really should do a nature book; the pictures are so good. I am going to post my barn picture. I have been looking for a good barn to take a picture of for a long time. I love visiting yours site and enjoy your comments on my posts. Again, you need to make a book; the pictures are so good.
    Blessings!

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  26. Stunning Photos...I'm amazed!
    Thank you for sharing!
    BShell

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