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~Meeow~

Meeow is one of the calls of this beautiful, mimic, Thrush called the Gray Catbird. The meeow call is an alarm call.

Gray Catbird, eats mostly mostly insects, spiders, berries and fruits
Gray Catbird, eats mostly insects, spiders, berries and fruits
Gray Catbird, solitary or in pairs. However, I saw up to ten together
Gray Catbird, solitary or in pairs. However, I saw up to ten together
Gray Catbird, short dark bill
Gray Catbird, short dark bill
Gray Catbird, black cap and tail
Gray Catbird, black cap and tail
Gray Catbird, reddish chestnut undertail coverts
Gray Catbird, reddish chestnut undertail coverts
Gray Catbird, does not repeat phrases like other eastern mimic thrushes
Gray Catbird, does not repeat phrases like other eastern mimic thrushes

While camped at Lake Louisa State Park, I enjoyed watching and photographing these Gray Catbirds as they flitted around our site. There were at least ten, if not more. One morning while having coffee, we observed them eating flowers off  the shrubs surrounding the site. I saw my first Gray Catbird on April 3, 1993. (All photos taken using my Canon 70D with Tamron 600m zoom lens.)

Sharing with Steward for Wild Bird Wednesday at:

http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/2015/02/wild-bird-wednesday-137-noisy-miner.html

 

Until next time, Happy Birding