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Wild Bird Wednesday–Snow Day

 SNOW DAY
January 22, 2014

It isn't often a blanket of snow covers our yard.

It isn’t often a blanket of snow covers our yard.

Birds left quite a few footprints under the feeder.

Birds left footprints under the feeder.

Here's my icicle collection!

Here’s my icicle collection!

Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and if you look closely, the Brown Thrasher made itself a nice place to settle in for a nap.

Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and if you look closely, the Brown Thrasher made itself a nice place to settle in for a nap.

A male Cardinal adds a dash of color.

A male Northern Cardinal adds a dash of color.

Song Sparrow and female Northern Cardinal

Song Sparrow and female Northern Cardinal

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday on this snowy day–Thanks, Stewart

 

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Wild Bird Wednesday–Song Sparrow

A Song Sparrow showed up on a recent cold morning to find a layer of ice on the birdbath. Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday, click the link to see Stewart’s Australian Magpie, and what others posted. Always something new to see!

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Thanks, Stewart, for hosting Wild Bird Wednesdays.

Post #600

This is my 600th blog post, and today I’ll be celebrating with Wild Bird Wednesday!  Stewart’s feature shows the five cormorants found in Australia. The black and white ones are a beauty to behold. Come on over and check it out, and feel free to post your bird photos, too.  The more the merrier!

Today I have two birds to share, as they are one of those interesting nature stories…to me, anyway.  Clicking any picture will bring up a slide show.

Brown-headed Cowbirds do not nest. They seek the opportunity to lay their eggs in a nest prepared by someone else–someone who will incubate them and raise the young. Cowbirds will go so far as to remove eggs that are already there. 

Our unsuspecting little Song Sparrow was the recipient of two cowbird eggs. This weekend we watched it tirelessly seeking whatever it could find to feed its hungry and noisy charges.

I wish I’d gotten a photo of the fat baby Cowbird following behind the tiny sparrow, fluttering its wings and vocally begging, to make sure the sparrow knew right where it was.  

My hubby witnessed the sparrow feeding both young at once, however, I missed that opportunity.