Monday, May 31, 2010

My World - Catbird

About three weeks ago, we spotted two of these small birds while working in the flowerbeds near the deck. The mate to this one came rather close as I was pulling weeds and mulching. A quick online search led me to believe they are catbirds. A few days later as I was digging holes to plant the hibiscus, one of them hopped right down in the hole and grabbed a grub. I stopped digging and grabbed my camera, taking pictures while he (or she) explored the hole, ate a few more grubs, and eventually flew up to the fence post nearby. The mate remained under the lilacs ten feet away. Several times since, they have landed near me as I was working in the flowerbeds.





8 comments:

J Bar said...

Great looking bird.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rinkly Rimes said...

I wonder why they're called Cat Birds? They look very attractive, anyway. So long as the cat doesn't get them!

Luna Miranda said...

i love the last photo--what a spectacular shot!

LadyFi said...

Fabulous shots and adorable birds!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful bird! I don't think I've ever seen one like that. And what great captures! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, Lew! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Self Sagacity said...

So that is what a cat bird is...Your captures are so awesome.

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imac said...

Wonderful show Lew.