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Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Nests in natural cavities
Species: House Finch
Hatching has begun!
I spy a Cowbird egg in there! Bad idea for the Cowbird because they do not do well in [vegetarian] House Finch nests.
You are right! Uh oh. I hope it does not cause the other hatchlings to suffer due to size. I guess there’s nothing I can do as it is illegal to remove it. Any recommendations?
Hi Anna, I don’t recommend doing anything. Because House Finches eat mostly seeds, the cowbird chick will most likely not thrive on that diet. I think the House Finch chicks will be fine, and would recommend letting nature take its course. Best of luck!
Thank you for your reassurance, Robin! I really hope all goes well.
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