Catbird fledglings

Gray catbird, fledgling

I’ve seen a stump-tailed catbird fledgling on the ground almost every day this week. I think there must be one nest in a dense Virginia creeper vine growing up the garage wall (about a week ago, there was half a turquoise-blue eggshell on the ground under the vine) and another perhaps in the holly outside my office window. One fledgling was on top of the compost pile, which is beneath the holly. The parents have been continually arriving with caterpillars, in the interim gorging themselves on the ripe serviceberries outside the back door. It’s been a great show!

The image above is from the website of Project Noah,  an organization that links citizen scientists who participate in investigations of wildlife all over the world. Check out the great wildlife photos!