A Song Sparrow works tirelessly to feed its gargantuan chick, a Brown-headed Cowbird.
The chick begs relentlessly and follows the sparrow’s every move.
You can barely see the Sparrow eclipsed by the well fed Cowbird chick.
This entry was posted on August 10, 2011 by kitundu. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with Bolinas, Brown-headed Cowbird, Song Sparrow.
That top photo is a beauty! I recently saw a junco feeding a cowbird chick and was amazed at the comical absurdity of it.
August 10, 2011 at 9:15 am
It is a strange sight. Thankfully that phase only lasted a few days. The cowbird chick is now foraging on its own, and the sparrow can rest.
August 10, 2011 at 10:33 am
hermosas fotos!!! me gustan mucho .
Me gustan por el hecho de la naturalidad, de lo simples que son .
Cosas que uno puede ver tranquilamente, pero no se detiene a observar lo que serian por ejemplo unos simples pajaritos comiendo :S
August 10, 2011 at 10:36 am
I’ve often wondered- will this cowbird have a thing for song sparrows now, seeing it was raised by one? You see cowbirds hanging out with other cowbirds, though.
August 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm
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