I spent a few minutes talking to my Dad on the phone…when I looked out the window and saw a bird on the shepherds hook that I hang my feeder from. I had never seen one like this before.
I grabbed the camera and took a couple of pictures. They are not very good. I was shooting through a tinted window and screen. Naturally…it turned away as soon as I got the camera.
It had a dark gray head and light yellowish green (olive) underbelly. When it moved to the fence it bobbed it’s tail the way a Gray Catbird does. I am pretty sure it is an Eastern Phoebe. I listened to it’s song on the www.allaboutbirds.org site, later I heard the same song in the woods. I sure hope it comes back. It’s supposed to like bugs..we’re loaded…and berries…the Brazilian Pepper bushes are fruiting and a few are starting to ripen. Maybe it will winter with us.