Song Sparrow Feeding a Juvenile Cowbird

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    This photo was taken in the summer of 2008 in our backyard.

    A cowbird had paratisized this sparrow's nest by laying one of its eggs in among the sparrow's eggs. The song sparrow ended up raising Baby Huey.

    VonShawn, Let there be light (Andy), and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. VonShawn 70 months ago | reply

      Very Nice Shot!
      I Know About the Cowbird's Sneaky Ways and Now I've Seen It!!

    2. lamoustique, home again 70 months ago | reply

      Wow, how much extra work for such a small bird to feed such a large one!

      Seen in the Secret Life of Birds

    3. Tom Arbour 70 months ago | reply

      This is a great natural history image.

    4. Let there be light (Andy) 70 months ago | reply

      Great interaction! Well done. Interesting look in the sparrows face:)

    5. Kim's Pics :) 70 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot....great story!!

    6. Let there be light (Andy) 70 months ago | reply

      Congrats on being chosen for "pick a pic" in the High Quality Nature Group!

    7. Robin Arnold 70 months ago | reply

      Thanks Andy. I really appreciate you picking my photo for "pick a pic".

    8. loweryjes 70 months ago | reply

      haha. poor sparrow! it looks like the cowbird should be feeding him. well-done on being a stand-out photo for "pick a pic"

    9. NaturesFan1226 70 months ago | reply

      LOL! poor sparrow probably weighs less than a typical lunch ;)

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