Friday, July 21, 2017

A GREY CATBIRD AND A QUOTE - THANK YOU DAVID


"In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence."
~Robert Lynd~




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  1. Ooohh, lovely quote! And bird, too!

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  2. That sounds about right to me. And I love silence - filled with bird song.

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    1. Me too EC :) that would be lovely :)

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  3. How very true this is, Denise. Enjoy the weekend and hope it brings cooler temps.

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  4. Ahh...silence, a very nice thing to enjoy...

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  5. You've got that RIGHT! We are birdwatchers, and have to be totally quiet, else they won't come near. Wonderful picture! They are bold birds for sure. One attacked me once.

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    1. Goodness, I would not like a bird attacking me one bit. I wonder if they were nesting?

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  6. Beautiful photo of the Mockingbird, Denise, and I love this quote! I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you Linda :) you have a great weekend too.

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  7. Very true statement, I like this.

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    1. It's a good one isn't it? I go through a lot before finding one that 'speaks to me' :)

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  8. Robert Lynd got that right! Love the picture, I don't think I've ever seen a mockingbird in real life.

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    1. Thank you Valerie :) They use to come to the garden but I only see them when I go out and about now.

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  9. So is that what a mocking bird looks like!! The perfect quote. Have a good weekend Diane

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    1. I have to look long and hard sometimes Diane :) Wishing you a good weekend too.

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  10. Hi Denise: I hate to be the spoiler in this, but the picture is of a Grey (Gray for you) Catbird, not a Northern Mockingbird. They are in the same family (Mockingbirds and Thrashers), but it is a completely different species. It too has a beautiful song, is an accomplished mimic and ends with the characteristic miaow from which it gets its name. I love the quote at the end of your post - so true! Enjoy the weekend. David

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    1. Thank you David, funnily enough I was starting to think along the same lines as I was looking at my photograph long and hard this morning. I really do need to put my glasses on, lol!

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    1. One of the reasons I love reading quotes Amalia :) Thank you!

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  12. Hello Denise, I love the Catbird. Great photo and quote. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Eileen and the same to you :)

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  13. Wonderful quote and beautiful photography ~ thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog ^_^

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    1. Thank you Carol and you are very welcome.

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  14. I am laughing at the quote. in 2005, I got my big girl DSLR camera and the friend at work that had one and talked me into getting one, was the friend we went to the parks like you do every week end. I took 400 to 600 photos every time we went out... many of them identical. I looked down, she looked up because she is a birdwatcher like you. I said Diane, I don't ever see birds... she said you talk to much, you have to be quiet and make like a tree to see the birds.... which is what your quote says

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    1. I am laughing too Sandra. I am always telling Gregg we have to sit for a while and be very quiet, because we're both always talking and walking ;)

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  15. Great quote. The few times that I have been patient and quiet I have been rewarded but usually I am on way somewhere and don't want to wait.

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    1. I loved the quote too. I have the patience to wait but sometimes it's just finding the time. I guess we have to make the time :)

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  16. this is beautiful, similar to mine in background and light!! being quiet, so hard for me!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, and I thought the same of your photos too. I agree, being quiet can be hard at times.

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    1. I thought so too but he didn't want to hang around too long so I was glad to get a photo.

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  18. I am sitting here laughing at Sandra...did you see her post that time about the way she is always talking...I forget who said what, but one person said it was good she didn't work outside cause her tongue would have a sunburn! I sometimes go to her blog just to look back at the funny stuff...and she and Bob have coversations about like Roger and I used to, only she remembered hers and I would always forget part of ours. If you go here you can read the one I am talking about.

    Anyway, nice capture...sorry I got so off topic.

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    1. Thank you for the link Rose and please feel free to always go off topic. I had never read this post before and I had a great time reading it. Sandra is such a hoot and her humor gives me a lift in the day. I am going to have to start looking back through her blog.

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    2. every now and then I go back and look for conversations with Bob...she could have had a blog just from that. Some are hilarious...

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  19. Denise, had a Catbird in our backyard yesterday. But alas, no camera. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Doug and so nice you get them in your backyard too.

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  20. Such a beautiful bird in the nature...


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  21. Hello Denise!:) Please forgive my tardy visit. I first noticed a Grey Catbird on the lovely Theresa's blog, "Run around ranch" and I fell in love with it then, and it's always a pleasure to see one. Lovely quote, and silence is indeed golden when bird watching, and you can listen more readily to the birds singing. Have a good week!:)

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    1. Understand perfectly Breathtaking, I sometimes drift away from blogging friends because of time constraints, but always am happy to reconnect. I appreciate your visit any time. Thank you for stopping by and have a great week :)

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