Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Name

Can someone identify this bird for me?

I'm not a birder and do not recall seeing these guys before.

They swooped down in mass and snacked at the feeder, 
drank from the puddle, and were gone.
a pretty good sized flock of them, I am guessing migration.

They completely took over.

And who's baby is this?? 
How could this little ball of fuzz keep up with a migrating flock or,
am I mistaking a sparrow baby as one of theirs?


  1. brown-headed cowbirds, i believe. the females are the grayer/browner versions whereas the males have the dark bodies with brown heads. :)

  2. Looks like you got your answer. : )
    You got some great shots of them.

  3. Not sure what kind they are, but they sure are adorable!

  4. I have to agree with Theresa ... they are definately Cow birds. The first one may be a juvenile because he seems lighter than the females and the one little "baby" I believe is a house sparrow. For a non-birder, you capture some really cute pictures. You may become a birder yet :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  5. How beautiful! And they look like a small version of the cowbirds we see here. Sure a cute baby, too! Hugs!

  6. I've never seen this bird before, but they sure are cute!

  7. I see you got your answer! Hey, you are sure having fun with that new lens! Great shots.

  8. Wonderfull shots,greeting from Belgium

  9. Great shots of the Brown-headed Cowbird!

  10. cowbirds...definitely.
    If you have any other bird photos to share, do stop by and add a link to my birding photo meme that is on the weekend...beginning Saturdays at noon [Texas time]

  11. Lovely series, pretty little bird (I've never seen such a bird in Germany)... - it's so funny to see, like birds take a bath!

  12. Love your takes on birds and your expert gave you the answers.