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By teocali
Another from my holiday in Cape Cod last month, this time the Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis). Common in brushy wooded undergrowth, often in damp shaded areas. The only grey East North American bird with overall slaty grey plumage and blackish cap. Forages for insects, berries and invertebrates. The call can be just like a mewing cat. These are real posers - just like our Robins!
Settings: F/5.6 1/800sec -1EV ISO200 AV@700mm tripod

Thank you all so much for your great response to my last two Rose uploads - really appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Wildlife Usa New Wild England Bird Cape Close-up and macro Gray Catbird Ma Massachusetts Landscape and travel Cod Wildlife and nature Demetella Carolinensis

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OH wow, a fantastic shot. So sharp! And a superb pose. Love it, 10/10!

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21 Jun 2010 7:16PM
Beautiful shot Sylvia.

21 Jun 2010 7:28PM
that's really beautiful. great shot superbly presented.
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
21 Jun 2010 8:01PM
Well exposed Sylvia and great sharp eye and detail
Good luck in Germany
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 8:03PM
Beautifully captured - love the fanning of the tail - good exposure with cracking eye - Ina
lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 8:40PM
a beautiful capture... love the proud pose x x
21 Jun 2010 8:51PM
beautiful image
21 Jun 2010 9:29PM
Love it Sylvia superb gray,
Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 9:45PM
Excellent image Sylvia, well exposed and fab detail
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 9:45PM
Super image great feather detail and catchlight in the eye.
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
21 Jun 2010 10:13PM
A lovely pose and the presentation is very good. - gary
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
21 Jun 2010 10:52PM
What a proud and elegant looking bird Sylvia. Excellent detail showing in the plumage.
21 Jun 2010 11:40PM
Lovely pose Sylvia and a great catchlight

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Jun 2010 12:40AM
Sylvia, haven't you just captured this wee bird so exquisitely? The lighting, colours and detail are all immaculate, and with that catch of light in the eye....who could ask for anything more?
Regards, Ronnie.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
22 Jun 2010 5:11AM
A cracker, Sylvia, what a fine image. Carol
Ray42 9 3 England
22 Jun 2010 7:14AM
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2010 10:01AM
So beautifully captured Sylvia and detailed
22 Jun 2010 11:47AM
Excellent image and presentation.
Jo12 7 England
22 Jun 2010 9:38PM
Fantastic shot!
23 Jun 2010 12:42PM
A beautifully detailed shot Sylvia, a fine catch light in the eye too,
harrattp 10 11 4 England
23 Jun 2010 7:57PM
Glad to be 30 for you Sylvia. A cracking image.

23 Jun 2010 9:16PM
Beautiful capture Sylvia, you have managed to get lots of great shot from your hol.
24 Jun 2010 5:05PM

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