Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Brown-headed Cowbird

I don't know anyone who would say "Brown-headed Cowbird" and "one of my favorite birds" in the same sentence. I certainly don't. But in certain light, the male does shine with an iridescence that almost rivals that of some other blackbirds.


... and the males do go about their strutting and displaying with the same vigor that most other male birds demonstrate - all in the quest for that brief moment when a female will welcome his attention, coy and discriminating creature that she is ...

3 comments:

Jen said...

Not my favorite bird, but I cannot deny that they're beautiful!

Jann E. said...

They do have a pretty sheen in the sunlight, but the buggars try to take over my bird feeder! Very nice photos, for 'that' bird LOL.

natureismytherapy.com said...

Not my fave either, but I did enjoy watching 3 males eagerly pursuing a single female one day. Strutting and displaying to beat all, but she wasn't having any of it. So cute.

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