The Cowbirds

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The brown headed cowbirds are a smaller blackbird.  Their name comes from the fact they they will follow herds of cows eating the insects that swarm around the cows.  They aren’t a bird that I love to see in the garden, but they arrive anyway.  But they are good for photo opportunities.

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They arrive in large groups and will fill the flat feeder or cover the ground under the feeders.

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The female is the brownish colour.  They can lay many eggs in a season, not in their own nests, but in nests of other birds.

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Their beaks are almost finch shaped.  The males have black bodies and brown heads with black eyes.

I’m sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday.

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