Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chatterbox

I had given up hope that I would get a Gray Catbird picture this year.  Last year I had awesome luck. The trick is to catch them when they first arrive and they are setting up territories. The leaves are not out and they are more open.  Once the nesting begins, they hide in the bushes.

This one was just warbling away in a swamp at the top of a snag. I walked right under him and did what I could to get a good angle. 

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In the background, the sky is a bit grey-blue. We had smoke blowing all the way down from Quebec wild fires. The visibility was very low, about 3/4 of a mile. But it didn’t stop this Cock-of-the-Rock from singing his heart out!

6 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Great cock-of-the-rock shot, Steve! He looks pretty happy up thar on that snag!

MaineBirder said...

Put out some grape jelly in a small container. They will be out and about for some great photos. Orioles are not the only ones who appreciate a little jelly.

Love the photo, nice composition!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, definitely a cock-of-the-twig shot! I love it! Terrific! Hope you have a great weekend, Steve!

Sylvia

Kcalpesh said...

Beautifully Captured!!


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eileeninmd said...

Great shot of the Catbird, Steve! They do love to sing.

Larry said...

Beautiful shot of the Gray Catbird against the blue sky Steve. It looks like ou had great fun capturing them in the apple tree last year too.

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