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Cat Bird

06/19/20 - Theresa Mroczkowski of Simsbury sent this photo and writes, “We have a lot of birds that visit our backyard; We have many bird baths and lots of perennial gardens.” Jay Kaplan, director at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, “The Gray Catbird is one of our common summer yard birds here in the Farmington Valley,” said “It gets its name from the “meowing, cat-like” call. Catbirds are mimic thrushes, meaning they can imitate a wide variety of sounds, including the calls of other birds. Notice the black cap on the all gray body. Catbirds will nest in thick bushes, often at eye level. The eggs are bright blue. In October, they migrate to the Gulf Coast, Central America and the Caribbean where they spend the winter.”I


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