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Michael Snyder

Seminole, OK, USA


Eastern phoebe nest in our barn on top of light post, cowbird egg was removed from the nest


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Barn Nest

Eastern Phoebe nest with eggs (cowbird egg removed)

4 responses to “Barn nest”

  1. Texas Bird Family says:

    Cowbirds are protected. Removing the eggs is illegal.

  2. Texas Bird Family says:

    As a native species, the Brown-headed Cowbird is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and taking eggs is illegal. So any person who violates the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by murdering baby cowbirds is subject to a criminal penalty of up to $5,000 for each bird unlawfully taken or possessed; civil restitution fee for each bird unlawfully taken or possessed; and. license suspension or revocation

  3. Ava says:

    Yeah, sorry to say but they’re right, it’s illegal. You wouldn’t think it would be but they’re a native species, so you can’t remove their eggs.

    • Texas Bird Family says:

      I don’t know how its “sorry to say”. It’s cruel to remove their eggs. It’s killing a baby bird!

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