Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring...

Spring brings about so many changes here on the home front.
As the grass greens up and the early flowers bloom,
I start to see a lot of the birds that have been missing over winter.
I call them my "smart birds" - the ones who don't hang here for the cold.



One of those "smart birds" is the 
Catbird.
It is a beautiful gray, with a black cap...and a reddish-brown under carriage.
Often overlooked, it's not a flashy, colorful bird...
but it has the sweetest personality and the cutest "meeow" call.
At times, it also mimic's the calls of other birds, but repeats that imitation only once,
not 3 times like the mockingbird does.
This bird usually returns around May 1st and will stay with me now until early Fall.

I always think of my friend Theresa in Texas when I see them as it was a favorite of hers.

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful photography Debbie. Nice focus. This catbird looks so COOL.

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  2. Nice close-up shots of a sweet looking bird.

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  3. I wonder if I've seen them here and just thought they were one of our mockingbirds.

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  4. Love your bird photos, Debbie. This is a beauty!

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  5. What a sweet bird; smart too for clearing out before the cold weather arrives. The call of this bird sounds fascinating. Does it really sound like a cat??

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  6. I have some chicks that look just like that catbird. I don't think I have ever seen one before. This is a great shot Debbie.

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  7. Awe, tweet, tweet. It's slowly trying to arrive here, and at least we have sunshine today! My tulips are happy.

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  8. Not sure that I have seen a catbird. Pretty bird. Great shot also Debbie. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Such a sweet bird, my friend, and I must say that I don't think I've ever seen a Catbird in person. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

    Hugs!

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  10. This is a sweet bird. I can expect to see them before long. You have wonderful pictures here.

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  11. It does look a sweet bird and how amazing to make the sound of a cat!
    Lovely photographs you've shared.

    You mentioned Theresa, if she should be looking in I hope all is well.

    All the best Jan

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  12. What a sweet little one, Debbie!
    I love that deep gray color.
    xo.

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  13. Excellent photos of this bird.

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  14. So cool to read about the Catbird Debbie. I really enjoyed the clarity of your photos... the tiniest pieces of whiskers show too. Theresa is certainly missed :D)

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  15. Oh he is stunning, I love the coloring he has, great closeups of him <3

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  16. Oh, I do love this lovely bird. I think the gray color is beautiful. It sounds like such a sweet bird. I am happy you enjoy them so much. I plan on having a bird feeder in my yard this year. I will take a photo when I get one ready. Big Hugs!

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  17. That's a snowbird! Migrating back north this time of year like most of them do (we will do that too, but as with most things, we're just a little bit slower at it than other people).

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