Catbird Dance

June 08, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Nobody cares about gray catbirds, right?  After all, they are gray and are often heard and seen just about everywhere. I've never paid much attention to them until a nice couple decided to nest outside my home office window. The nest building seemed to go on for weeks as the couple scavenged around my brown grass for the perfect building materials.  I couldn't resist peeking at the nest with four bright blue eggs left unattended one afternoon.  I have since learned that the female lays one egg per day and has the sole responsibility of brooding the little gems.  Soon after the project was completed I noticed the male perching on a nearby garden fence with a nice juicy caterpillar, presumably for his mate.  I watched with amusement as he taunted her with the tasty treat before handing it over, something I thought to be quite unnecessary.  Really, what's that all about?  So I set up my camera and opened the window and waited to see if this dance would be repeated.  I was rewarded within a few minutes when I was able to capture the below images.  

Catbird DancePhotos & Video - Male catbird feeding his mate

 

 

 

 

         


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