24 July, 2012

Foster Fledglings

Some of you have likely heard how cowbirds tend to lay their eggs in some other birds' nests.

This is what I observed this morning:

Juvenile cowbirds visit the deck

morning feeding

I am a little sad that this means Daddy cardinal's own babies likely did not survive, especially since the number of cardinals visiting the cottage has declined in the past year.

This is fascinating to observe in person!