Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BUSTED!!!!!


Who has been eating my yellow cherry tomatoes? Answer the Gray Catbird.
Apparently this cute little guy doesn’t like birdseeds; he prefers the delicacy of juicy cherry tomatoes (who can blame him) I don’t mind sharing as long as he doesn’t bring all his friends.

The catbird is a winter resident in Florida, around this time of the year they start heading north to their breeding grounds which covers most of the eastern and mid section of the US and Southern Canada. The catbird is best known for its ”mewing” cat like sounds usually heard when the bird is agitated. Getting pictures of these birds is difficult they usually stay hidden in heavy brush, last year I had several living in my Rangoon Creeper bush, it was a nice treat seen all them bathing in the bird bath late in the afternoons.
The pictures were taken from inside the house and are very good quality

9 comments:

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Awww, isn't he a cutie? We don't see them too often in my neck of the woods, but they're quite delightful to see and hear.

Joseph said...

i can't say i blame him either! glad you found the culprit!

Darla said...

Mystery solved.

ChrisC said...

We have alot of those in our yard,and they love the suet feeders.In fact they are quite the bullies,chasing all the wrens and cardinals away.

Sylvia said...

hehehehe....cute.

Bernie said...

He doesn't look the slightest bit guilty or remorseful either!

Susan said...

It looks like he landed in the right garden. Now, there's a bird with good taste!

sanddune said...

I have three Northern Mockingbirds hanging around in the backyard lately. They all like to dine on the small Everglades Tomato in between eating bugs. That's fine there is plenty for all of us.

GardenerX said...

what a great little bird. Lovely. thanks for posting.