Tag Archives: brown-headed cowbird

Big babies, little mamas

Last summer I watched an exhausted-looking Chestnut-backed Chickadee valiantly feed a demanding Brown-headed Cowbird chick about four times its size. Here’s the cowbird, waiting (impatiently) while the harrowed chickadee gathers food to bring back to him. The year before I’d … Continue reading

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Featured Feathers: Kirtland’s Warbler

This is the second in a series of weekly posts highlighting birds considered to be at risk in Canada. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) lists 73 bird species or subspecies, divided into three categories: … Continue reading

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