With pruning long overdue, I set to work cutting my flowering quince back to a manageable size. While working by way around the bush I noticed a nest woven between two branches. When I pulled the branches down to head height I was greeted by three little birds crouched in the nest. Leaving these branches uncut left the bush looking strange to say the least but with young gray catbirds in the nest it was the right thing to do.
While gathering the prunings the adults returned resuming feeding of the voracious babies. Seeing a photo opportunity I retrieved the camera and set to work making images.
The growth rate of young birds is phenomenal and in just a few days these little guys were gone, allowing me to finish trimming the bush.