Thursday, 9 June 2016

Gray Catbirds dancing in the lilacs

I was out watching the traffic, pulling weeds, earned myself a grass cut (ouchy) and I heard birds in the lilac bushes. All of the lilacs are done for the season. I vaguely remembered seeing these birds here last year, and I began to pay attention.

Sure enough, there were three of them, making an enormous racket. Then, I heard the famous meow sound for which they are named.

Gray catbird from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...

Arn't they neat! I also have cat birds nesting here. They especially like the berries on my wild elderberry bushes.

Cloudia said...

how sweet Jenn! hat fun

William Kendall said...

They do sound like they're meowing!

Red said...

They're handsome birds but rascals when it comes to harming other birds.