I’ve heard the term “catbird” but never realized they actually sounded like cats.
Originally posted on Through Open Lens:
F/6.3, 1/1000, ISO 560.
Day 158 / 365
I thought there was a kitty cat stuck in the tree, but that bird definitely tricked me. :)
Interesting Fact: Their calls include the catlike meow call that gives them their name. Gray Catbirds are able to recognize their own eggs making them less susceptible to brood parasites such as the Brown-headed Cowbird.( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/557/overview/Gray_Catbird.aspx )