Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday's Feathers: Catbert


Today's Friday's Feathers belong to:

Catbert!

Well, that's what we've named him, anyway. Catbert is a Gray Catbird, a winter visitor down these parts. Catbert likes Beautyberry berries, the berries on a still-unidentified small tree in a corner of the yard, insects, and using the ant moat in the hummingbird feeder as a drinking fountain.

6 comments:

archiearchive said...

What a neat little bird, although "Catbird" seems a strange name. We don't have them down-under. Welcome to Friday's Feathers.

RJ Flamingo said...

They're called catbirds because of a distinctive call that sounds a bit like a cat mewing. Go figure!

Daisy said...

Catbert is a lovely gray color! I wish I could hear his voice.

healingmagichands said...

Well. I wonder if it is the catbird that raised babies in our vineyard this year. We enjoy watching them all summer. Not only do they sound amazingly like a cat mewing when they are out in the shrubbery, if they see a cat around (or other predator) they shout
"Cat! Cat! Cat!" and it sounds exactly like the word.

Welcome to Friday's feathers!

Cathy said...

Welcome to Friday's Feathers! Now I'm not the only one that gives the birds names.... I was well acquainted with catbirds up in central Illinois, but haven't seen any down here in Phoenix.

Rambling Woods said...

I love this..I named the Coopers hawk Scary Cooper...I see we have much in common...

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