Better picture of the Cowbird

A better picture of the Cowbird. What a sweet little cowbird. It’s taking good care of its not yet hatched Cardinal siblings.

Young are growing even bigger at the eastern phoebe nest.

The young are almost grown up at the eastern phoebe nest.

Young are growing fast at the eastern phoebe nest!

An eastern phoebe nest full of young!

A lot of little mouths at the eastern phoebe nest!

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Some phoebes hatch at the eastern phoebe nest.

Those phoebes are on top of an unhatched egg.

Cowbird egg has hatched at the eastern phoebe nest!

His name is bonbon. I named him!

Mrs. Phoebe At Her Nest.

Maya is doing a good job incubating all those eggs! I don’t know how she fits on top of them all!

Mother Cardinal Keeping The Nestlings Warm.

Mother And Father Cardinal Feed The Babies!

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Cowbird & Cardinal nestlings in northern cardinal nest.

Cardinal egg & cowbird egg hatch in northern cardinal nest.

I’m not your step-father, cowbird!

Chipping sparrow nest containing a cowbird egg

This nest, located about 7 ft from the ground in an Alberta spruce adjacent to my home, contained 4 chipping sparrow eggs and one cowbird egg.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology