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Little Bird - Juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird

On my walk yesterday I stopped and sat on an old log down by Lake Ontario. All of a sudden this little one came and kept me company right beside me on the log...It didn't seem to mind me fumbling for my camera nor did it mind me whispering to it.....Enjoy this Juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird.

 

"The Brown-headed Cowbird is a stocky blackbird with a fascinating approach to raising its young. Females forgo building nests and instead put all their energy into producing eggs, sometimes more than three dozen a summer. These they lay in the nests of other birds, abandoning their young to foster parents, usually at the expense of at least some of the host’s own chicks. Once confined to the open grasslands of middle North America, cowbirds have surged in numbers and range as humans built towns and cleared woods."

  

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Taken on June 27, 2011