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In a Costa Rican garden - today

Each day brings different species to my garden here on the slopes of the Turrialba Volcano. Rarities are scarce, yet there is always a variety of visitors. 482 more words

In My Patch

Is It A Catbird?

This is posted in particular in response to comments and an inquiry I made at BirdNation’s blog earlier today. BirdNation wrote about Gray Catbirds, her favorite bird, and I thought I might have snapped a Gray Catbird in this fellow, but I wasn’t certain, so I invited BirdNation to have a look… 47 more words


Magnolia/Lake Columbia Christmas Bird Count

On Friday, December 16th, I participated for the first time in the Magnolia/Lake Columbia Christmas Bird Count.  This was a good day for surveying birds.  There was minor winds, overcast, and cold but not too cold.   1,159 more words


Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Favors insects but does eat fruits and seeds. Secretive. Non-breeding in Florida.

Learn: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gray_Catbird/lifehistory

Shown on Florida Native Plant:  In… 23 more words


When a Yard Cat is OK

Dateline: March 8, 2013*

Outdoor Cats are always a hot button issue. So, when is an appropriate time to allow a mewing resident in the garden?  453 more words


Gray Catbird in my garden

The Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) is another species well-known to North American birders. It gets its name from its mewing call. It’s very hard to spot as it moves slowly through its preferred habitat of thick bushes, but today a bird whose presence in my garden I have suspected for a couple of weeks finally revealed itself. 135 more words

In My Patch

Gray Catbird #3


A Gray Catbird in a Crab apple tree at the farm.