Tree Swallow

They’re back They’ve been back in the neighborhood since early April but defending their territory has been their priority, both from other Tree Swallows and the neighborhood thugs, the House Sparrows.   At one point the fight got so fierce that one Swallow pinned another one on the ground and ignored us completely when we sat only a foot away from them.  They briefly paused and … Continue reading Tree Swallow

Gray Catbird

The bird in the gray flannel suit. They have that classic look, completely gray with a black skull cap and rust brown under the tail.   I found them very entertaining and intelligent.  After all these years I still remember my first encounter with them. I heard a cat meow from one of the bushes, so I went looking for it thought that maybe a neighbor … Continue reading Gray Catbird