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Bird Identification

Anyone any good at  identifying birds- this one was on the bird table last week.

Nope don’t know this one.

If I didn’t know better I’d say it was a cat bird.

If so it may have been responsible for the pile of white feathers near the neighbours car, which may explain why I’ve not see the magpies recently!  What do you think?

Comments on: "Bird Identification" (21)

  1. Thanks for the laugh and yes that is a cat bird! This makes me think of a bird feeder I saw when on a stroll in my old neighborhood – on either side, slightly concealed by shrubbery were two cats waiting for a completely clueless bird to eat his last meal!

  2. I suspect the pile of feathers were left by a fox. The only bit they ever leave is the feathers. The good news is, if you have a local fox, they also love to catch and eat rodents 🙂

  3. Definitely a catbird! 😉

  4. That is an adorable picture of the bird in the birdhouse, LOL

  5. gillyflower said:

    Funny and tragic at the same time. If he hangs around, you might just have yourself a familiar! 😉

  6. That is an optimistic cat!

  7. How cute, our neighborhood squirrels frequently get in our bird feeders.

  8. Very sneaky! Does she think the birds will be fooled.

  9. I think it’s a lesser-spotted black bird catcher, known to frequent suburban gardens, has many perches above ground and makes its nest in covered bird tables 🙂

  10. I think the cat is hoping that if they’re quiet and still enough, a bird will just fly straight into their mouth. To be fair, it’s up high and sheltered so also makes a great feline lookout. ☺️ I think a lot of people in our area have been keeping their cats inside during the pandemic, great for the local bird population but I was hoping cats might take care of the family of rats living under our next door neighbour’s decking. 😬

  11. 😂
    I’ve got a photo somewhere of two of my cats wedged side by side on a similar bird table. I’m not sure who they thought they were fooling.

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