The catbirds this year face a bit different environment than this time in 2012. The berries are no more! The Leatherleaf mahonia were quite a draw but I am more interested in native vegetation. Hence shrubs gone, and catbirds seemingly confused. I see them take a crack at the various feeders and to some extent the suet is a good attractant. But for the most part they skulk--and sulk. The takings are a bit slim right now. I'm sure they will do fine once the season really gets underway. And if they're patient, fruit choices will be quite good in two or three years!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!