Everywhere we look baby birds are begging and parent birds are feeding them, but one begging bird caught our eye. This was a cowbird baby. The mother cowbird must have laid her egg in the nest of a chipping sparrow. The egg hatched and soon the baby bird was significantly bigger than the mother bird – and hungry! We heard the baby begging all during the day and found the mother diligently bringing grubs to “her” young one. After a few days we could see the baby cowbird flying and eating on its own with the mother no longer bringing it food.