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Old 12-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #21
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Yea, I feed them blueberries,or should I say, I let them feed themselves blueberries. I have about 20 blueberry shrubs here of differing cultivars as well as low bush natives. It's a free for all, but there is usually enough to go around. Indeed, I'm sure I enjoy watching the catbird surreptitiously snatch the berries more than I do eating them myself, ha ha. He has a favorite shrub that he frequents every year over all of the others, and it is right outside my kitchen window. I swear he knows I enjoy watching his antics around finding the ripest berry, as he tries others and leaves them with his beak mark though them.

I don't know the lifespan of these birds, but I'm convinced that he is the same bird that has been coming here for about the past five years, as he does exactly the same thing year in and year out - nesting in the same viburnum shrub, and commandeering the same blueberry bush... I don't know what he makes of me, but I look at him as being my buddy.
The more I read about you and your favorite catbird, the more I like you. . I love what you share about him. How cool that his favorite shrub is so close to your kitchen window!

I've got 6 blueberry cultivars that a previous owner added. I did add a couple highbush blueberries as well as a few lowbush. I can't wait until they become well established. As you know, I have my own catbird "friend" (R2D2), but I don't honk our relationship compares to the one you seem to have.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #22
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The more I read about you and your favorite catbird, the more I like you. . I love what you share about him. How cool that his favorite shrub is so close to your kitchen window!

I've got 6 blueberry cultivars that a previous owner added. I did add a couple highbush blueberries as well as a few lowbush. I can't wait until they become well established. As you know, I have my own catbird "friend" (R2D2), but I don't honk our relationship compares to the one you seem to have.
Well, with your 6 bushes, it sounds like your catbird is being treated quite well, indeed!
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:52 PM   #23
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Well, with your 6 bushes, it sounds like your catbird is being treated quite well, indeed!
Yes, he is...and I divided one of them a while back...when it starts producing, he'll have that much more...then there are the wild ones I've added. I am also putting in other berry producers. I can't wait to have a fully functioning habitat.
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