Who’s That Meowing In The Tree?

Gray Catbird

F/6.3, 1/1000, ISO 560.

Gray Catbird

Day 158 / 365

I thought there was a kitty cat stuck in the tree, but that bird definitely tricked me.     🙂

Interesting Fact: Their calls include the catlike meow call that gives them their name. Gray Catbirds are able to recognize their own eggs making them less susceptible to brood parasites such as the Brown-headed Cowbird.( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/557/overview/Gray_Catbird.aspx )

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17 Comments

  1. great picture! those birds will drive you crazy, but it is pretty cool how unique wildlife and nature can be… your pics are inspiring me deeply. am “practicing” with new camera for my sojourn, and can only hope i ca capture the essence of this experience using the lens and my pens! thanks!!!

    • Thank you very much, nature is really amazing. I am glad to hear that my photos inspired you. And I am sure you will get some amazing shots with your new camera. Happy Blogging. 🙂

    • It’s so amazing how similar to a cat it sounds. I really thought there was a cut stuck in a tree. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. 🙂

  2. Can you shed any light on the origin of the expression, “in the catbird seat”–an expression denoting prosperity, being in command of a situation, etc.?

  3. Thank you for liking “Mushroom Buildings” and “One.” Fantastic photo and post! 🙂 I enjoyed learning more about the catbird. I did not know there was a bird that could “meow” like a cat until I read this post. 🙂

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