John Hamil Photographs

Brown-headed Cowbird

Usually a constant at roadside rest stops and city parks the Brown-headed Cowbird is our version of a Cuckoo though without the charming call. I see the occasional female Cowbird looking over the activity in the yard during the peak nesting time in spring. Less frequently I've noticed a large Cowbird fledgling demanding and getting food from a much smaller and overwhelmed looking Chickadee.