Friday, May 23, 2008


A "lovely" female Brown-headed Cowbird eating a juicy carpenter ant. I have a friend who tried as hard as possible not to see a cowbird at the start of each new year. I think his record is sometime in late March.


mon@rch said...

That sounds like a great mission in not seeing one for a year! Too bad they are all over the place!

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Living in a log home, I'll take even a cowbird over a carpenter ant!

Jochen said...

This may be an unpopular comment, but I like cowbirds. After all, it's not their fault humans changed the land to their liking.
I still think it is okay to trap them e.g. around Kirtland Warbler sites, but I generally look at them with the same sympathy I have looking at any other bird.