[CT Birds] Catbird notes

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Fri May 8 09:09:19 EDT 2015


Yes, they're back in spades.  We've banded 42 of them at Birdcraft so far
this week!


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 9:04 AM, Winie Wirth via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> What a difference a day makes. Quality of life went up dramatically at my
> house yesterday when the air was suddenly filled with the loud sound
> of...orioles? grosbeaks? something gorgeous...oh wait, it's the catbird who
> just returned. Song has snatches of bluejay calls as well as sections of
> osprey cries (yes, really--learned, I'm sure, from the ospreys nesting 500
> feet away). The first day, three catbirds chased each other around and
> around in wide circles off and on, but the territory was all settled by the
> next day. Wasting no time- I saw a catbird carrying a weed stem into the
> multiflora rose.
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