I’m walking through the gardens at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in late October. I hear a catbird in the bushes and stop. Looking up, I see this staring back at me. He didn’t fly off but stayed very still.
I backed up a few feet and was standing under a tree keeping very still. I kept watching him and after a few seconds he looks over at the berries.
He looks back over at me and guesses I’m not a threat.
And he takes a bite! He looks over at me. Not sure if he thinks I’m going to steal his berry or he wants me to take a picture.
He freezes for a few seconds, looking right at me.
He flips the berry into his mouth and down it goes.
I watched him picking off the berries for a few minutes and then left him in peace. I think those are beauty berries but I’ve never seen them in blue before.