Cat(bird) Stevens

Summer can’t be far away when the Gray Catbird returns to Massachusetts.

Walking by a thicket at the Audubon this morning, I was surprised to hear so many different birds near me. But actually, the various calls were coming from just this ONE bird, who was eyeing me from a a nearby bush-the Catbird.

At home, we usually see the Catbird in our yard in early May. We have named him “Cat Stevens”, since he has an amazing repertoire, and he entertains us endlessly. I have tried whistling the first few bars of “Morning Has Broken”, hoping he would join me in a duet. So far, I have not been successful.

It’s a Wild World….


About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United Stares, where I have recently retired from public school teaching after thirty-four years. I am a nature photographer, particularly focusing on the the wide variety of birds to be found in this area. I am a keen supporter of the Massachusetts Audubon and the exceptional work that they do in education and protecting nature. It pleases me that many of the photographs I have posted here have also been displayed on the Wachusett Meadow Audubon in Princeton, MA website. I would love to connect with other primary school teachers in the hope that these photos might be useful in inspiring children to a greater connection with nature.

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