Monday, 10 June 2013

Chipping Sparrow with Brown-headed Cowbird Offspring

Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
with Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Offspring

9 June 2013

     For the second year in a row a Chipping Sparrow is feeding a gargantuan Brown-headed Cowbird in our yard. The appetite of this young bird seems to be inexhaustible and the host parent is kept busy feeding it. We almost feel exhausted just watching it! 





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