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Old 06-13-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default A catbird's repertoire.

This spring a catbird hung out in our garden for a few weeks. I saw him quite often on the driveway seemingly chasing the ants attracted by the dropping honey locust tree blooms. While not as prolific as this individual in the video,I did hear the cat mimic sound several times. Maybe he was trying to keep the other birds from his feast...lol.


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It is nice to see you posting again, Gloria. Then again, I've been largely absent for a while...so maybe you've been posting all along.

We have a resident catbird...I occasionally refer to him as R2D2 because of the various whistles and warbles he makes.

Where I grew up, we had a mockingbird that had quite a repertoire. He would perch on the (outside) TV antenna and just sing through everything he knew.
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I love catbirds. They arrive here every spring to raise their young. The neighbor noticed them and asked me what they were.
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I love catbirds. They arrive here every spring to raise their young. The neighbor noticed them and asked me what they were.
It is so nice that your neighbor is showing interest and you are able to share your knowledge and passion.
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