Walking through one of our pastures (near Lookout CA – Modoc County) after a light snow, Leonard and I watched an American goldfinch (Spinus tristis) searching for seeds. American goldfinches are agile and acrobatic, even hanging upside down to pluck … Continue reading
Occasionally I come across a picture of some poor little “parent” bird feeding a huge brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) nestling. One wonders how the small adoptive parent manages to keep the nest intruder nourished until it fledges. In reality about … Continue reading
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My fourth grade teacher assigned each student in the class a bird to research. We then wrote a small essay and drew a picture of our bird to share with the class. My bird was the brown-headed cowbird. What a … Continue reading