Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Brown-Headed Cow Bird

Saw a new bird in the backyard yesterday. According to Peterson's Bird Guide it is an undesirable one to have at your feeder. It acts like a parasite on other birds' nests, pushing out the exisiting eggs and laying their own... About one a day for a 2-3 week period! We have a Carolina Wren's nest in our carport, but the eggs hatched a while ago (we'd hear the babies chirping while out there). Luckily this guy is a male and I haven't seen any other unusual birds around, so I think we're in the clear :)

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