Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Gray Catbird

All gray with a black cap...
the undercarriage is a reddish-brown patch at the base of the tail.

Catbirds are named for their meow call, which sounds just like a cat.
They also mimic the calls of other birds, but repeat each imitation only once.

Camera in hand, I was waiting for the Hummingbird...
this Catbird appeared in front of my lens...
a sweet surprise for sure - someone from Texas - her favorite bird.
If your reading Theresa...every time I see a Catbird, I think of you.
- true story -


They will eat seed but suet and grape jelly are their favorites.

Do you see Catbirds at your feeders?

31 comments:

  1. Awe, I miss her too, I wonder if she'll have come back to say hello? Your bird is a sweet memory of her.

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  2. Such a beautiful and delicate bird. Thank you for sharing with us, dear Debbie. Hugs!

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  3. Such a beautiful little catbird, great captures! Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

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  4. To my knowledge, no catbirds here, Debbie. They are beautiful. Great pictures, as usual!

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  5. Grape jelly!!!!!!!

    Love it!!!!!!!!!

    :-)))))

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  6. Debbie!!!!
    Your photos are perfect.
    The bird is lovely.
    I also miss Teresa of Texas.
    I miss so much.
    Kisses and Greetings, Debbie.
    Lucja

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  7. Hello Debbie!:) Yes! This bird, and the Whistling Ducks remind me of Theresa. Love your shots of the extremely attractive Catbird.:)

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  8. Hello, awesome closeups of the Catbird. They are fun birds to have in your yard, I enjoy all their calls. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  9. These are super shots Debbie ... I can almost reach out and touch the feathers.
    Amazing!

    All the best Jan

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  10. Wow! These are great close-ups. I do have them at my feeders. They enjoy the raisins I had put out for the Robins.

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  11. That is a new one on me. I have never heard of those. Great catch on these shots.

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  12. We do not have Cat birds here. Wouldn't it be fun to hear a bird "meowing" out in a tree?

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  13. What a lovely bird and I liked your explanation. I really like the gray color and again you always capture it's personality. You are amazing! blessings and hugs~

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  14. Incredible pictures! It must have been very friendly!

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  15. These are super shots Debbie ... I can almost reach out and touch the feathers.
    Amazing!


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  16. Not sure if they get up this far, but I am not familiar in any case.

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  17. love these. :) love you. precious.

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  18. Cute, has a lovely color, Debbie.
    Good Thursday.
    Besos.

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  19. I have only seen them in Oklahoma. Never here. I do like this time of year as the birds are migrating. I love listening for new bird calls. Lovely pictures today Debbie.

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  20. Wow you got some amazing close up shots of this beauty. I went on Wikipedia and heard what they sound like and I think I have heard that before but not sure I have seen one, and not by our feeders down here in Southern Illinois.

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  21. Love your second photo especially. I don't think we have catbirds here in Iowa, but I have been seeing hummingbirds. It's a beautiful time of year.

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  22. No feeders up, but they do visit the lilac bushes every year. Except this one! They were here in June, 2016, last I reckon. Happy to see yours!!!

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  23. Grape jelly -- that's wonderful. First saw them in Florida -- had read about but never seen or heard and could hardly believe that call! Terrific capture.

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  24. I don't think I've ever seen or heard one of these, Debbie.
    He sure is a little cutie, and I'd love to hear the "meow" sounds they make.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo.

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  25. Your photos are always AMAZING! :)

    xoxo

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  26. Awesome! I rarely see them around here, but will catch a glimpse of one from time to time. Beautiful photos!

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