Friday, April 27, 2007

Brown-headed Cowbird

There's a terrific new edition of This Week at Hilton Pond with information galore about the brown-headed cowbird. Check it out!


12 comments:

mon@rch said...

I just love Bill's webpage! I only wish he would turn all his post into a blog because it would be a good one for sure!

Susan Gets Native said...

Love 'em or hate 'em...they are here to stay.
*But I still bang on the window when they come to my feeders*

Deb said...

We had a male at our feeder this morning. I have a certain prejudice against them, but then again I heard a male sing once and it was pretty.

Jayne said...

Wow... fascinating facts. An egg laying machine, she is! I, like Susan, always scare them away from my feeders.

Larry said...

Cowbirds are an interesting bird despite their parasitic habits.

Mary said...

I loved the link, Lynne, and didn't know the piedmont area hosts them. I watched cowbirds all winter long. Now they're GONE. Must say I'm happy after reading about their behavior during nesting season.

Anonymous said...

Wow, have you been busy since I was here last!
Great photos, and what a good idea to go to a park and relax and let the birds come to you.

Sandy said...

That was me! This weird comment page came up with a little tiny square to type in, so I did, just to see what would happen! I didn't realize until after there was no place to identify myself.

BirdingMom said...

Your photos always delight me!
The Vermillion Flycatcher is beautiful!!! We spent a week in the AZ desert once, and my best photo was of a Great Horned Owl in the daylight. Years ago (not a digital) but I'm going to look for it now.
Keep posting those beautiful photos!

Lynne said...

Mon@rch- Bill's website is terrific!

Susan- me too.

Deb- I've never heard them sing.

Jayne- I never knew they were so prolific!

Larry- they do have an interesting history.

Mary- maybe they're all up here!

Sandy- I've had troublr commenting too. I like the sit and wait method best!

Birdingmom- thanks for visiting! The vermilion flycatcher was gorgeous (not my pic though. I loved AZ and we hope to go back next year.

LostRoses said...

I rarely see a cowbird here, thankfully. Now if they were beautiful we might forgive them their nasty habits, but they aren't!

Lynne said...

Lostroses- not too pretty.