Sunday, April 29, 2007

Gray Catbird

What a beautiful morning! Earlier today I walked down to the river and I heard a strange warble from the tree tops. What the heck was I hearing? Finally, after spotting this gray bird in my binoculars, I realized that I had a gray catbird singing away, looking for a female. These birds are called catbirds because they make a meow sound that is somewhat cat like. Until today, I never noticed that gray catbirds had a red rump, which you cannot see in this picture. I never knew this bird until I started hanging around people who knew birds. Look for them in a brushy area near you. They seem to like dense, weedy undergrowth areas.


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