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Gray Catbird Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: We live across the street from the Big Sioux Recreation Area in Brandon, South Dakota, and there's nothing I love more than walking through the park in May. That's generally the peak of songbird migration, and when summer residents arrive and set up shop in the park. That includes plenty of Gray Catbirds! They seem to really like the sumac bushes in the early spring, and I love this photo because it typifies where I see them, and also very clearly shows their trademark identifying features (black cap, rusty colored undertail).

Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis 

Gray Catbird 1 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 2 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 3 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 4 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 1

July 23rd, 2006

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 2

May 15th, 2005

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 3

July 10th, 2004
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 4

May 15th, 2005

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 5 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 6 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 7 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 8 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 5

July 18th, 2005
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 6

May 27th, 2008
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 7

May 27th, 2008
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 8

May 21st, 2008
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 9 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 10 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 11 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 12 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 9

July 20th, 2008
Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 10

May 21st, 2009
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 11

July 2009
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 12

July 2009
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakot

Gray Catbird 13 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 14 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 15 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 16 - Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird 13

May 2011
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 14

May 17th, 2011
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 15

May 17th, 2011
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 16

May 22nd, 2011
Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Gray Catbird 17 - Dumetella carolinensis

 

 

Gray Catbird 17

May 15th, 2014
Brandon, South Dakota
   

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