Sunday, May 08, 2016
Cowbirds got their name from hanging around herds of grazing cattle and taking advantage of the myriad of insects that the cattle would flush from the vegetation. Like cuckoos, cowbirds practice brood parasitism, so they are of dubious character when it comes to their reproductive habits. Still, I love their quirky brown head-held-high strut and all the chitter-chatter they make. Welcome back to Vinoland, cowbirds.