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Unknown Bird in Fredericton

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Waddell Jun 11. 12 Replies

So I've been trying for about a month to get a clear photo of this bird that's been landing on my fence.It's a skittish one. I move and it's gone! I go for my camera and it's gone! But today, finally…Continue

 

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Chris Waddell replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"My cat ain't right in the head lol.... If she went outside she'd be out on the street trying to punch cars! No, it's good she's inside. I've chased away many stray cats trying to take out my chipmunks and I'm sure…"
Jun 11
Joanne Savage replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"I'm so very pleased to know your cat is an 'indoor cat'."
Jun 10
Chris Waddell replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"Thanks so much for the tip Joanne! I'll give this a whirl and see if I can't get photo's of a gaggle of Grey Catbirds! I'm sure my cat will be happy to know there's a 'Catbird' about too (not to worry, she's…"
Jun 10
Joanne Savage replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"Bird at your feeder is a Chipping Sparrow. For the Catbird, I suggest you nail a PVC end cup to the top rail of the fence and offer grape jelly. You'll then get to see the whole family of Catbirds.  Suet is also a great addition for feeder…"
Jun 10
Chris Waddell replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"Most excellent, thanks once again! I've only just set up a bird feeder in my back yard, so far this Grey Catbird I've not seen at the feeder, just on the fence. My most frequent diner are two chipmunks, 'Chippy' a male and…"
Jun 10
Joanne Savage replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"Yes, they are quite common. I was out looking around today in Charlotte County... saw and heard numerous Gray Catbird."
Jun 10
Chris Waddell replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"Most excellent! Mystery solved! Thanks so much to all of you!! Happy Bird watching!  Oh! Are they quite common? "
Jun 10
Joanne Savage replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"PS: I'm not guessing."
Jun 10
Joanne Savage replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"Gray Catbird belongs to a bird family named 'Mimids'; members of this family can have complex songs that mimic a variety of other birds. Gray Catbird also has a call that sounds like a cat...hence it's name. Gray Catbirds are a warm…"
Jun 10
Danny O'Shea replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"I would say gray catbird as well.  They have quite a range of mimicking songs.  I have heard them do quite a variety of calls within a few minutes.  Here is a link showing some of their abilities -…"
Jun 10
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Chris Waddell replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"Thank you so much for your quick reply. I'm guessing that your guess is right. Looking at photo's of the Grey Catbird, My only reservation about it being this bird is that while I cannot mimic the noises this bird has made on my fence, the…"
Jun 10
Bev Christie replied to Chris Waddell's discussion Unknown Bird in Fredericton
"I'm thinking Grey Catbird."
Jun 10
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Unknown Bird in Fredericton

So I've been trying for about a month to get a clear photo of this bird that's been landing on my fence.It's a skittish one. I move and it's gone! I go for my camera and it's gone! But today, finally I managed to get my Panasonic LUMIX G2K - And please note, I'm not a professional 'birder' or photographer.Looking through some photo's on the site, I thought it might be the 'Gray Catbird', but listening to the sample of it's call, that wasn't any noise this bird has made.I also guessed that maybe…See More
Jun 10
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"Check out Gray Catbird, Chris."
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