|Juv. Brown Headed Cowbird waiting for its "parent" |
Song Sparrow to come out of hiding so it can pester it some more
There are not as many birds singing now as earlier in the month and those that do sing don't do so as often. Right now the Warbling Vireo is going at it and a few House Sparrows.
Earlier there was a Great Crested Flycatcher making a lot of noise near the window.
Yesterday the Mockingbirds came back after only showing their feathers once in early spring. Of course the male made a big deal of himself, strutting, and showing off and claiming all the high spots in the yard. I suspect with him around there will be much less predatation on local nests. Mockingbirds don't put up with that kind of thing.
A day's species count isn't what it was either. Birds are quiet and hiding.
So far today:
Brown Headed Cowbird
Great crested Flycatcher