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Brown-headed Cowbird

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

This male Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) was taking a look at all the maple seeds in this driveway, perhaps wondering why it shouldn’t eat all of this abundant and easy to grab food instead of those fast, pesky and tough to spot insects. They do primarily eat seeds, and I guess you have time to wonder these things when you leave the difficult task of raising your young to another species.

Brown-headed Cowbird driveway

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator