Monday, May 18, 2009

Meow

The Grey Catbird
meows.

He was a shy bird

until he found the grapes.

Now he comes up onto the deck without hesitation.

14 comments:

The Things We Carried said...

He is LOVELY!

Angie said...

Another set of fabulous photos, Sherry! I haven't seen the Catbird. We do have the Mockingbird, which I love to watch snatch a raisin and fly away. :) They are real characters. I've put out fresh grapes, but no one here is interested in them, including my Mockingbird. :/ I do so enjoy watching the winged creatures. :)

Randy Emmitt said...

Q,

Great photos of the Catbird. When I think of Catbirds I recall seeing bird banders with purple all over them. They caught them near poke berries and when one handles them guess what purple stuff gets all over you.

Rose said...

I've never seen a catbird before, Sherry; thank you for sharing these! I always think of Thurber's story of sitting in the "Catbird Seat"; I wasn't even sure there was such a bird:) You have such a variety of birds that come to visit you!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Beautiful catbird photos!
They've been visiting our gardens,too, and I've enjoyed observing them.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Gray Catbird is my favorite backyard bird. Love their vocalizations.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry

I have not heard of this bird before....catbird, I do not think I will forget it...

The photographs are beautiful......and you tempt him to come stay with you a while. The birds know they are safe in your care.......

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How pretty! You get such great close ups!

Deb said...

He is lovely! Your garden is home to so many different birds. I haven't seen the Catbird ~ Thank you for sharing all your sweet bird friends.

scienceguy288 said...

These can be rather annoying birds too. That constant caw when one is doing homework can drive you insane.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We have a pair of catbirds nesting in or near our garden. I haven't found the nest yet but they have been active in the garden daily. Your shots are great. I am going to try putting grapes out for them.

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Beautiful shots!! You make it look so easy getting photos like that.

dAwN said...

Awesome photos of this meow birdie!
the first one .wow..the cap really shown off well and I think i can count its feathers!

ChrisND said...

It is always fun to see the bird behind such an interesting call- like the catbird.