We had a pair of Brown-Headed Cowbirds stop by. First the male came in and checked things out…then the female showed up.
The male Brown-Headed Cowbird.
The female Brown-Headed Cowbird.
Here you can see that the male has some iridescent feathers.
The female is just a basic brown…no sparkly feathers for her. The bird books calls her color gray.
This is the first year I can recall that they have stopped by. They have been here two days eating suet off the ground that the huge Crow slops all over with his big beak. If Chance is outside he chases the Crow out of the yard.
The first Chippy ( Chipmunk) showed up on Sunday. He is living on borrowed time because a certain Border Collie who will remain nameless will herd them aggressively. Perhaps they die of fright before they succumb to the bite wounds …either way dead is dead.