I fell in love with this bird the first time I heard it. The Catbird is a small to medium sized bird that likes hopping around the ground looking for food. With its distinctive black mohawk and warning call that unsurprisingly sounds like a cat, it makes for an interesting character in the backyard. It’s also part of the Mockingbird family so you can sometimes catch it imitating calls from other birds. Our introduction to these birds began at our last apartment where we had a very small patio. We got our first taste of the wilds of the backyard and the experience was bittersweet. But that’s a story for another time.