Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hummingbirds and noisy Catbird

For my Camera Critters  and Friday Ark  post I have my youtube video of the Hummingbird war and a noisy catbird in my backyard.




During the video you can hear the hummingbirds little chattering and a noisy catbird and later in the video you can hear a Pileated woodpecker call.


I believe this is a juvenile Catbird



Two of the many Ruby Throated Hummingbirds in my yard this morning. I have a feeling these are two juvenile hummers. They make the cutest sounds, you can hear if you watch my video.



I hope you enjoyed my hummingbirds and catbird. To see more cute and wonderful critters please check out Misty Dawn's Camera Critters and check out all the animals boarding the Friday Ark.

Thanks to Misty for hosting these fun memes and thank you for visiting my post. I hope your weekend is great and happy birding.


37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love the chittering of the hummers as they squabble and swoop. always brings me joy. i have never seen/heard a catbird in real life, so i enjoyed it's noise!

diane b said...

I've never seen a hummingbird. They are so cute with such a long beak. I can hear why it is called a cat bird.

pamibe said...

Beautiful photographs! Love the hummers, though I've not been successful in luring any to my yard yet. ;)

forestwalk/laura k said...

that's terrific...
we can see & hear the hummers fighting with each other to get at the feeders. like little fighter pilots! they can get pretty aggressive with each other.
love the BIG pileateds! last year i took a video of one hammering away...you could see the sawdust flying!!

Diane Writes said...

Hello Eileen! Of course I enjoyed them. I seldom hear and see the sound of the birds. I find them relaxing and so comforting after a tiring day.

jabblog said...

Lovely video and photos:-) Hummingbirds fascinate me as we don't have anything like them in UK.

Sue said...

Such a peaceful video---I have to get outside very early to have peace and quiet like that.I just came in the house because the neighbor decided to share her YAPPING dog with us. Yap Yap Yap.
This goes on for HOURS sometimes. I don't know why some dog owners are so inconsiderate.
Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven. Enjoy the quiet.
:)

Gallery of the Mountains said...

Superb video! You have great bird posts. Happy Weekend.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

What cute hummingbirds! :)

EG Wow said...

The catbird really is noisy! :) The hummers are so cute flying in and out of the feeder.

Bob Bushell said...

The movement of the Hummingbird is superb, I could live there.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Oh how I just love your post today. Catbirds are tremendously good birds. They behave a bit like the Mockingbirds but I don't hold that against them. I think your shot of the hummingbirds is sweet (pun intended). Have an excellent day!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I like your photos this week...of course I always enjoy visiting with you....you have some of the best!!

On the island of OAHU - Hawaii State Bird; the NeNe

Have a terrific weekend.

Michael said...

The hummingbirds look adorable. The juvenile Catbird looks like he's had a rough night. Nice pics and vid.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Loved the video! Nice hummers.

chubskulit said...

Oh this reminds me to buy a hummingbird's feeder. Lovely photos Eileen, have a nice weekend.

Cheryl said...

I love what Michael said. Perfect! Great captures. We've got at least one juvenile catbird & it's driving me insane. Unfortunately we don't have any offsetting hummers. It's just loud season here right now.

Jane said...

Lovely captures, I love hummingbirds they are so beautiful.

ladyfi said...

What a delightful hummingbird shot.

betchai said...

oh, i can hear them very clearly, such joyful music that brings me out most of the time

Saun said...

I have never seen a catbird I'm going to have to go looking for one.
Love the video

Dimple said...

We don't have Ruby Throats here, but I enjoy the hummers we do have; they certainly do fight over their food!

Tricia said...

I'd never heard of a catbird before! WoW!
The hummingbirds are sooo cool... great video! =)

eden said...

Beautiful photos. My first time to see cat bird. Thank you for sharing the video. I enjoyed it so much.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Your backyard is like a heaven.
I enjoyed watching your video clip.
Nice shots, too.

Regards!

Elaine said...

Love the little hummers, and the photo in your header is gorgeous!

magiceye said...

such wonderful captures!

Denise said...

Such a wonderful post Eileen. Loved all your birds but I also loved the look of all the flowers on your deck. Great video too.

George said...

Thanks for sharing the video and photos. We have more hummingbirds this year than we've had in the past, but we rarely see more than one at a time at the feeders.

Gattina said...

What a nice TV show for my cat Arthur in your garden, lol ! I have never seen Hummingbirds except in a zoo.
Very interesting video !

missing moments said...

I love the little hummers and all their chattering!

Carletta said...

The hummers here got along well until a couple of weeks ago and my Mom and I both noticed them fighting to get at the feeder. I only have two. I suspect they are thinking about that long trip they are going to take and want the food to themselves. :)
Great video and shots Eileen!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen, Love that little video.... Thanks for sharing. We have lots of Hummingbirds here this summer also... I enjoy watching them.
Hugs,
Betsy

Johnny Nutcase said...

congrats on the lifers! Looks like a great day and place for birding. I'm a fan of the terrapins too :)

Calling Ravens said...

It's been so long since I've seen a catbird! Great photos and videos!!

NatureFootstep said...

as you know, I love the hummers.

Have you rearranged your blogs? It seems unfamiliar. But I´ll check it out.

Tes said...

Hi Eileen, how cool that you were able to capture all those in video -kudos! Amazing documentation. :)