PRETTY BLUE CATBIRD EGG

Gray Catbird holly tree copyright Kim SmithMew, mew, mew coming from the trees overhead–my husband asks–“Are those catbirds making that dying cat sound.” Yes, honey, and we’re going to be hearing a great deal more of that cat call with this sweet Gray Catbird nest!

Discovered amidst the holly bush branches while giving the shrub a good pruning, the female was seen building the nest, with her mate supplying bits of straw and twigs for the nesting materials. The Gray Catbird is a frequent visitor to gardens. I swear, the day we planted blueberry bushes is the day the Catbirds began to call our garden their home. If you want Catbirds nesting in your garden, plant the foods they love, which include shadbush, holy, winterberry, and both high and low bush blueberries. And too if we don’t have any fruit ripening in the garden, I’ll place a bowl out on a table with berries from our frig (chopped into small bits), not only attracting Catbirds, but also Cardinals, Robins, and many of our other fine feathered friends.

Gray Catbird egg nest copyright Kim SmithOne pretty blue Catbird egg–on average, the female will lay four. Hopefully more are yet to come.

Gray Catbird copyright Kim Smith

12 thoughts on “PRETTY BLUE CATBIRD EGG

  1. I too have a resident cat bird family in the woods next to my home. They are the sweetest little visitors that I look forward to seeing year after year. Tomorrow I surely will be placing fruit treats out to share with them after seeing your post.

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    1. Thank you Jeanne for your kind comment, very much appreciated. The eggs look very similar but are a slightly deeper blue. If you are trying to tell the difference, it can be easier to tell them apart by where the nest is located and how the nest was built. Do you have any photos or can provide a description?

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