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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 Ā 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

 

 

~Poetry, For now a Rest~

with her mate, she sits in her tree

exhausted after a day of nest building

knowing soon their essential skill as hunters

will be required to provide food for their young

for now, a rest

vivid colors cast the perfect backdropĀ 

to showcase her strong resolve to survive

as the beauty of this day lingers

a few minutes more

Look close and you will see two
Look close and you will see two

survival, a simple quest or is it

survival, a simple quest or is it
Another hunter, enjoying the peace at the end of a day
Last performance
Last performance
(the other hunter slowly moves our way)
A Silver Ending
A Silver Ending

I truly enjoy photographing the setting sunĀ and these magnificent birdsĀ from a pier on Lake Hammond in Lake Louisa State Park.