V.I.B. Gallery – Brown-headed Cowbird

V.I.B. (VERY IMPORTANT BIRDS) GALLERY



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Odds and Ends…

“Some individuals utter words that they don’t mean… Or perhaps they are just simply dumb!”


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My Visitor: Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird


The Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) is a small obligate brood parasitic icterid of temperate to subtropical North America. They are permanent residents in the southern parts of their range; northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico in winter, returning to their summer habitat around March or April.


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What’s Up?…

Rain…rain, and more rain!


While the SouthWest of USA is getting weather temperatures into the 100’s degrees, we are in the SouthEast getting rain every day! Some of the States like Mississippi and Alabama are also getting hit by strong storms and tornados causing extensive damage.

Having rainy days is more difficult for birds to get their meals. If there’s a break from rain from time to time, I take the opportunity to refill their feeders and pray that it doesn’t rain back too soon… Otherwise, the rain washes out everything and spoils all the seeds. It’s a waste of feed.

I have plenty of photos shot before the rain started… in fact, here are some of them for you. Enjoy!


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