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Cowbird Courtship

Spring has arrived and love is definitely in the air! This afternoon I had the pleasure of watching this male cowbird doing his best to capture the attention of a fair-feathered maiden. He reminded me of a cross between the Caped … Continue reading

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From Flapping To Flirting

The pyrotechnic star of yesterday’s post was quick to go from flapping about in the birdbath to flirting with the female Cowbird.  I have to admit, I was half rooting for him and half rolling my eyes at his over-the-top … Continue reading

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Literary Quotes and Courtship Rituals

“The red sun was pasted in the sky like a wafer.” “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly.” “A fart on you, Thomas Putnam.” “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne … Continue reading

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Cowbirds – The Bird People Love to Hate

The Brown-headed Cowbird is a common, yet often unknown, variety of blackbird found throughout the United States. It most likely got its name from its tendency to hang out in fields where herds of animals (like cows) stir up loads … Continue reading

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