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Bad feather day?

Catbird not a morning person.

It was chilly this morning, but not full-on winter-fluff chilly. Maybe this bird is molting?

Songs of Summer

Sitting on the porch one summer weekend afternoon, I became conscious of a great cacophony emanating from high in the trees and deep in the bushes, but of the many creatures buzzing, chirping, trilling, squawking, screaming, and clattering away, none was visible.   1,490 more words

Nature

Songbird Journeys

For those of us who appreciate songbirds, September is the saddest month. That’s when most of them start their long journeys south. Gone are the songs of spring and early summer, the raising of youngsters, even, in some cases, their bright spring colors. 1,530 more words

Migration

Feathers on Friday: The Gray Catbird

Gray Catbirds are relatives of mockingbirds and thrashers, and they share that group’s vocal abilities, copying the sounds of other species and stringing them together to make their own song.   57 more words

Bird Watching

Guess the Gray Bird #6

Are these getting harder?

Maybe a little…it depends on what birds you humans have seen around your neighborhoods. It’s a Gray Catbird.

Backyard Habitat

Of Gray Catbirds

The Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) was one of the birds I could identify before becoming a birder. I may have been in my early teens when my father pointed out their mewing in the garden front of our house. 877 more words

Nature