Friday, July 8, 2016

The Catbirds!!

The Gray Catbirds leave this area for winter and come back in early spring.
They are not as showy or colorful as many of the other birds,
but they are "sweet" looking and I enjoy their catlike "meow" call.
They are a gentle bird and they are easy to photograph.
All gray with a black cap, they also have a reddish-brown patch under the base of it's tail.




Are we done now??

Sharing today with 
Anni at I'd Rather B Birdin

21 comments:

  1. Fotografias espectaculares deste belo pássaro.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. translated: great photos of this beautiful bird. A hug and good weekend .

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  2. They are really pretty birds. So delicate looking. And I love their name. :-)

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  3. .. these birds are gorgeous.. it would be lovely to have them around.. xxxx
    hugs... Barb xxxx

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  4. ah what a cutie. Can't say I've ever seen one of these down here.

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  5. Good morning, Debbie. I love the sweet Catbirds too. Your photos are awesome, they were great models for you. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. love the way the bird in the last shot is looking directly at your camera Debbie

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  7. So cute! Your "model" really likes you, Debbie, as well he should. :)

    xoxo

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  8. Cat bird...love that you know all the names...I need to start studying...we have lots of birds in our area..

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  9. We call them Mary birds. My daughter's name is Mary, and sometimes their call sounds like her name. When she was little, I used to tell her the birds were calling her.

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  10. Yes, it does look a sweet bird ... four lovely photo's.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Fabulous photos! I'll take the second one framed, please! :-) I see catbirds around once in a blue moon, but they aren't regulars.

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  12. holy cow Debbie those are amazing shots!!!! their eyes, their feathers, their little claws....great pictures

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  13. Oh that is a pretty bird, I don't know if I have seen those. I love that last one, starring you down :) Have a great weekend!

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  14. if brian takes the second, i'll take the third, please. :) still jealous...

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  15. I like your catbirds! Well done.

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  16. I really like the shades of gray on this one. I like the name of the bird also. You always get great shots of such a variety of birds. I love your bird photos.
    Hugs~

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  17. Amazing portraits....have you ever heard the cat bird. I swear, at times with one of their songs in their many varieties, they DO sound like a cat meowing...aptly named.

    Again, thanks for adding the link to this post...this was incredible.

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  18. I became a fan of these when one stopped by our backyard for a few days. Later on, we observed one at Colonial Williamsburg, taking full advantage of the food crumbs falling freely.

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  19. Aren't the wonderful? Your photos are so much better than mine!

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