Baby Cowbird 8-12-2015

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.webtwo flickers webcowbirdie feedsweb cowbirdie close web cowbird web chipping sparrow web big baby calls for mom