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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

July 10, 2007
12:05 AM

Post #3716569

a cow bird running with the Blackbirds, or a female Brewer's?

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

July 10, 2007
12:06 AM

Post #3716573

#2

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

July 10, 2007
12:08 AM

Post #3716578

#3

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David_Vermont
Orwell, VT

July 10, 2007
12:36 AM

Post #3716678

I believe that the lighter colored bird is a female cowbird and the rest are males.

IrisLover79
Westchester, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2007
5:24 AM

Post #3717736

I don't know about the lighter one, but the males look like brown-headed cowbirds to me. But, I'm no expert. Where's Resin? lol. ;P

~Kris

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2007
10:06 AM

Post #3717988

Yep, they're all Brown-headed Cowbirds. Note the short, thick bills compared to Brewer's, and the dark brown heads of the males.

[quote]Where's Resin? lol. ;P[/quote]
At 5:24 a.m., sound asleep!

Resin
tgif
Starkville, MS

July 10, 2007
5:00 PM

Post #3719183

I highly dislike Cowbirds!!!! They do not build nests - they lay an egg here and an egg there in other bird's nests. The parent birds expend *major* energy and food feeding the baby cowbird which is usually larger than the actual genetic babies. I have lost many Wrens, Bluebirds, and even Cardinals to this *mooch*!!!! The parent bird will feed whatever is in the nest. The cowbird babies are much more aggressive and tend to get the bulk of the food thereby surviving better than the parent's real offspring.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

July 10, 2007
5:31 PM

Post #3719328

Yes, their brood parasites but at least their native. Although not good, there are much worse birds than these.
tgif
Starkville, MS

July 10, 2007
6:00 PM

Post #3719468

You got that right!
IrisLover79
Westchester, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 11, 2007
7:26 AM

Post #3722474

[quote] At 5:24 a.m., sound asleep! [/quote]

Well, now we know that DG displays your local time for everyone's posts. I posted that at 12:24 am, Chicago time. Not that late for me, hehe. Guess I'm 5 hours behind UK time. Time zones confuse me. You should've heard my Irish friend yell at me when I called her in the middle of the night. Apparently, I figured out the time difference wrong, oops! :O

~Kris... hey, I was right about the cowbirds, though, woo-hoo! LOL! ;P

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 11, 2007
8:23 AM

Post #3722495

[quote]Well, now we know that DG displays your local time for everyone's posts[/quote]
Yep - if it didn't, then you'd get all sorts of funny things happening, like posts being tagged with the day before the previous post, and suchlike!

Resin
IrisLover79
Westchester, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 11, 2007
4:41 PM

Post #3723705

Ahhhhhh, that makes sense, lol.

~Kris

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