We all seem to be having garden challenges these days. I hadn't been working in the back yard for weeks because we had a mama catbird scolding me every time I was out back. I like catbirds, I think they are fun and I love their call. But this Mama and her baby were about as loud and vocal as a bird can get. We had a cardinal family living in the Weigelia bush and they never made a peep when I was out. Anyway, the baby is grown-up and I feel better about working in the back yard.
Fun Fact: The catbird is not listed as a "state bird" anywhere in the U.S. It isn't given this honor in Canada either.
According to Wikipedia, the Northern Cardinal is the state bird for 7 states, including W. Virginia, Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, Kentucky