Female Cowbird Spring Self-Cleaning

Female Cowbird Spring Self-Cleaning

Christine photographed this female brown-headed cowbird taking a dip in the Backyard Garden’s upper pond. One male and two female cowbirds were happily bathing in the upper pond, along with a couple of white-throated sparrows and robins. There was almost a traffic jam as birds lined up to use this shallow and secluded enough pond.

We turned on the pond water feed just last week. There is also a bird bath, but it tends to freeze over easily with the recent cold nights.

Lots of wildlife activity in the BYG! Bring your natural, in-the-shell peanuts for the chipmunks – after a long winter they’re ready for treat!