Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nature Is Amazing

Sometimes I marvel at nature and how diverse and fantastic it is.

We came home from Washington DC and every time we walked past a tree we could hear a cat ( I swear it was a cat honest ) and each time Callie and I looked in the tree all we could see was a bird.

Anyway after a while of thinking we are getting older and more senile Callie gets out our birdbook and lo and behold the answer to our confusion ( the bird was a Cat Bird ) did not even know they existed.

The thing I find amazing is they must have developed this bird sound that sounds like a cat to keep cats away because they seem to nest fairly low on the tree branches.

Now we have a Cat Bird, A few Cow Birds and I want to see a horse bird can you just imagine what it will be like hehehe



Callie said...

We had Catbirds around as a kid, but this is the first time at this place that I've heard and seen them. And it is noisy! I keep thinking there is a kitten stuck in the bushes!

Midlife Mom said...

What a hoot! I've never seen one of those but we do get mocking birds occasionally and they have a whole list of different birds that they mimic. Don't think they do cats though. You should try to get some video!!

Grey Horse Matters said...

That's interesting,I've never heard of them.

Callie said...

Midlife Mom, The video is a good idea, but they hide in the brush and lilac bushes and those are full of mosquitos!

Arlene, When I first heard them, I thought to myself, Is that a catbird? And is there such a thing or am I having a nonexistant memory and I looked them up and sure enough!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Interesting. While on our lunch break up at Lake Tahoe today, my daughter and I saw a flock of birds that appeared to be eating crumbs off the ground. They never stopped fluttering their wings the entire time that they "sat" on the ground. I wondered what kind of birds they were and contemplated taking a picture and posting it, but didn't.

Pony Girl said...

That is very interesting! I would love to share this with the kiddos in my classroom. I will have to see if I can find a link that allows you to hear the catbird call online.