Proof spring is right around the corner!

Look at those beautiful colors peaking through!  I just love seeing the goldfinches molt. Also today, I spotted a pair of Brown-headed Cowbirds at the feeder.  Haven’t seen any all winter.  They usually are only around briefly in spring/summer.  Definitely not year round residents.  I really hope they choose the HOSP to raise their young … Continue reading

Brown-headed Cowbirds… for shame!

Noticed this entourage early this morning out at the feeder.  Four brown-headed cowbirds (1 female & 3 males).  Seems they are staking claim since they were also here when we got home this evening.  I guess it is better than having 3 females & 1 male!  To understand why, you must understand the cowbird. Brown-headed … Continue reading

Count For February 18 & 19

Mourning Dove 9 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Blue Jay 2 Carolina Chickadee 3 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 American Robin 2 European Starling 12 Song Sparrow 2 White-throated Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco 2 Northern Cardinal 2 Common Grackle 1 Brown-headed Cowbird 2 House Finch 3 American Goldfinch 7 House Sparrow 12

November 15 – Brown-headed Cowbird

November 11 – Brown-headed Cowbird (male and female)

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