Monday, 1 August 2011

Brown-headed Cowbird



Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
31 July 2011
While sitting on the patio enjoying a pleasant summer afternoon, we observed this juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird splashing vigorously in the bird bath. The pictures show it drying off and begging for food from its surrogate parent, a Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina.

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