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Margaret Poethig

Arlington, VA, USA


I followed a Song Sparrow adult to its nest and discovered four nestlings. One was twice the size of the other nestlings, so I figured it must be a Brown-headed Cowbird.


Open cup nests

Song Sparrow Nest With Brown-headed Cowbird Nestling

One of the four nestlings is much larger than the other three.

One response to “Song Sparrow nest with Brown-headed Cowbird nestling”

  1. Texas Bird Family says:

    Just remember, it is ILLEGAL to remove or harass cowbird eggs or nestlings.

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