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Friday, May 20, 2011

Sneaky bird!

Our purple finch has layed two eggs and as soon as she left the nest, a cowbird snuck in and layed an additional egg in her nest.  Now mama finch will have 3 babies to care for, instead of her 2, and she doesn't even realize she is raising another bird's baby!  Sneaky cowbird!

Wesley looking at the bird book and identifying the purple finches. 

Here's the page that identifies the cowbirds and explains how they lay eggs
in other birds' nests.  Thankfully the cowbird did not throw one of the finch eggs
out of the nest (as shown in the photo above).

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