Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Apple Thief!

This morning this bird was hiding in my apple tree enjoying the fruit.
He finally came out for a photo-op, but
I still couldn't tell what kind of bird he was until I heard him sing!
The unmistakable loud mewing gave it away.
It was a catbird.

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Jedidja said...

Beautiful Joy. I so enjoy your birds because they are different than the birds here. But I can't find the translation from English to Dutch. Catbird ... Do you have the Latin name for me :-)

eileeninmd said...

The Catbirds are fun to see in your yard! Great sighting and photo!

Esther Joy said...

In answer to Jedidja above, according to Wikipedia, I believe the name of the catbird comes from the Latin "Dumetella carolinensis".

TexWisGirl said...

oh, how cool! i'd love to see a catbird in person. we have mockingbirds here but no catbirds. :)

Karen said...

I have never seen one, a lovely shot!

Lea said...

Beautiful photo!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea's Menagerie

Terri Buster said...

Great shot!

NatureFootstep said...

I guess you had apples enough for the catbird. Nice of it to pose for you. :)

Dave said...

its funny but I bet you know so many more birds by their call .... nice post

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I adore Gray Catbirds and their mewing most assuredly gives them away. Sometimes I get their voice and Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers confused~

Nora at Island Rambles said...

thanks so much for your comments on my blog. I would love to see a catbird...sound lovely!

Leovi said...

Yes! I really like this thief of apples! Greetings!