Monday, May 14, 2012
Cowbirds are ordinary birds. Nothing flashy about them. If you’ve ever held them in your hand or looked at them up really close, however, you’ll see they are strikingly beautiful in their dullness.
That and their horse-hovering behavior make them an avian favorite of mine.
Cowbirds hang out with horses. The horse moves. The cowbird moves. They don’t pester. They just chill.
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In my neighborhood, there are only a few pairs of them every summer. I suppose if we were inundated with them, I’d have a different opinion. Cowbirds are parasites. They lay their eggs in other birds’ nest and take no part in raising the young.
Maybe I should have a different opinion. But then we all have our faults, right?