Sunday, November 9, 2008

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This Grey Catbird was taken with the Wingscapes Birdcam last summer on a Kozy Bird Spa. As we gear up for winter birdfeeding and begin to welcome our winter bird friends (note: Dark-eyed Juncos were in high numbers in our yard today!), it is always nice to reflect on the season before. Catbirds are one my favorite summer birds. Mimics like the Northern Mockingbird and Brown Thrasher, catbirds are great songsters and our known for their cat-like meow. Many frequent the brushy parts in our yard and like many birds, they love brush piles. We feed them suet dough and mealworms and they are always frolicing in the birdbaths. In the winter, catbirds move back to their tropical wintering grounds but will begin to return next April to raise their young again.

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