Friday, July 6, 2012

FURiday- Catbird

We have had a Gray Catbird visit our birdbath.  
The other bird is a House Finch.

He heard we were a cat friendly house!
If you’re convinced you’ll never be able to learn bird calls, start with the Gray Catbird. Once you’ve heard its catty mew you won’t forget it. Follow the sound into thickets and vine tangles and you’ll be rewarded by a somber gray bird with a black cap and bright rusty feathers under the tail. Gray Catbirds are relatives of mockingbirds and thrashers, and they share that group’s vocal abilities, copying the sounds of other species and stringing them together to make their own song.

5 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

WE have heard of cat birds, but never seen one!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh wow! Look at them swimming around and enjoying that. What fun to watch!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Now that is a sight any cat would love to watch!

Katie and Glogirly said...

And here I thought the cat bird was just an urban legend!!! I'd LOVE to have one of my very own! heh heh
; ) Katie

CCL Wendy said...

How sweet! Great pictures! How come I don't find it surprising that the Craziest Cat Lady of all has a catbird in her birdbath?