We have new baby birds, cardinals and sparrows, flapping their wings and demanding food for their overworked parents.
A Brown-headed Cowbird pair has taken up residence. The male displays a subtle beauty--glossy black feathers on its body and a warm, cocoa brown head. Notorious for their lazy parenting, the female Cowbird lays her eggs in nests built by others--turning over the care and feeding of her babies to another bird. A female Cowbird in peak production can lay as many as three dozen eggs in one year.