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from a nearby tree

from a nearby tree
a catbird sends waves of song
spilling to the ground

Have you ever heard a catbird? If so, you already know their song is unmistakable. 285 more words

Spiritual Formation

The Life of a Cardinal

Disclaimer: This is another post about yard birds. And the yard birds in question are cardinals.

Our yard has a Northern Cardinal nest in the bushes along the edge of our back yard. 682 more words

new arrivals and a mysterious departure

At some point last night under the cloak of darkness the neighborhood’s catbirds arrived to spend the summer muttering to themselves in the dense foliage. I came downstairs this morning to the welcome sound of their strange twittering cacophony. 247 more words


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