Bird of the week 2023 | Week 11

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Posted April 8, 2023 | By Michael Warren

Gray catbird

Is that an irritated kitten mewing from the shrubs? It just might be a catbird instead. These dapper songbirds visit Marion County during cooler months before heading north to breed during the summer. They’re related to mockingbirds and, like their cousins, they’re great at mimicking other birds. They don’t often visit feeders, but they love rows of hedges.

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