Wednesday, May 2, 2012


A few days ago I saw this brown-headed cowbird at my birdbath. It's a type of blackbird. Actually, I've seen quite a number of common blackbirds at the bath this spring, and I don't recall ever seeing any there in the previous years that I've had it. I wonder what brought about the change.

Cowbirds are not nice birds. I wrote a little more about them here. When I looked up more info on this brown-headed one, I read here that they can lay more than three dozen eggs a summer! Sure, they have all that extra time for laying eggs when they don't have to do the work of building their own nests!

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