Sunday, August 20, 2006

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

The other day I was slowly driving down an old, country, secondary highway when all of a sudden a bird dipped on the road right in front of me, picked up an insect; then flew up and perched in a tree alongside the ditch.

I braked, backed up; grabbed my camera and took its picture out of the passenger seat window. It looked right at me!Then it shifted position and gave me a great profile view. A Gray Catbird with an insect in its mouth.

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