Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Take Time To Smell The Flowers

The Gray Catbirds have returned...
I heard them first, I knew they were here, sitting in the tree,
one glance, and yes, there they were.
It's been a long Winter and I have missed them.
Their beautiful song, their meow call and their calm nature.
My bird book says they are here year round, but I never see them during the Winter.






They sport a gray body with a little black cap.
They have a small reddish brown patch under the base of their tail,
you can see it here.
They are know to mimic the songs of other birds but when I hear them,
I almost always just hear their meow call.

Welcome back...welcome home!!

22 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful bird. it is the same family as Mockingbirds and is a very proficient mimic. It should be returning here any day now and we are finally getting weather that looks like spring. A catbird chortling in the undergrowth will enliven our walks.

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  2. A beauty for sure. How lovely it looks with the red leaves.

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  3. Pretty sure we don't have those birds here in TN....so pretty. Looks great within the red leaves of the tree.

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  4. aw FANTASTIC shots. Sweet, sweet birdies.

    (with my allergies, I don't go out of the way to smell, but I definitely enjoy them)

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  5. Tolle Bilder von dem kleinen Vogel.

    Noke

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  6. Nice you have studied up on them and great close ups.

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  7. Such sweet and precious pictures, dear Debbie. You are the queen of taking amazing bird photos.

    Happy May! Hugs!

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  8. These are gorgeous! Love the feather details!

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  9. What pretty little birds! So smart in their grey attire!

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  10. They are not only back but also very willing to pose, by the looks of these amazing pictures.

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  11. Wow! You can see each and every feather! They are such a beautiful shade of gray! Enjoy your day!

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  12. Oh my goodness, the catbird is a real beauty and your photos are sharp and clear and absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. How fascinating a bird with a meow call. I would love to hear it's song. The Gray Catbird is so pretty. Your photos of him/her sitting amongst the orange foliage are fabulous, Debbie.

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  14. AMAZING shots dear Debbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i wonder how you capture them so perfectly
    glad they are back to sing around you

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  15. Hello Debbie!
    A beautiful bird. It looks great in red bushes.
    Debbie, your photos are Photo Championships!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Kisses.
    Greetings from Poland.

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  16. Such a lovely looking bird, especially against the red leaves.

    Happy May Wishes

    All the best Jan

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  17. You should submit some of your photos to Birds and Blooms.
    These are fabulous!

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  18. I've never seen these little cuties. I wonder where yours hide over the winter. I love the contrast of the gray and the red in your photos!

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  19. Very cool and you captured him beautifully, their gray against the red leaves is so pretty. I don't think I have ever seen them here.

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  20. This is such a beautiful bird. Your photos are brilliant. You got such great close ups. The little bit of color underneath is a beautiful touch. I just keep thinking about how you capture so well God's beautiful creatures and creations.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs!

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