Most Likely a Cowbird…

May 17th, 2012

…due to the cherry-red mouth. It supposedly serves as better target for the mother bringing food to the brood. Also, it was the first to hatch. Both of these traits enables it to have a better chance of survival. There’s a good possiblilty that the baby house finches won’t make it, but what am I to do? I’ll leave it to God. (Forgive the blurry pictures, I was standing on my tiptoes and I had to make a quick shot as Mother was scolding me from the tree.)

Cowbird Hatchling in the House Finch Nest

Cowbird Hatchling in the House Finch Nest

Cherry Red Mouth of Cowbird Hatchling

Cherry Red Mouth of Cowbird Hatchling

One Response to “Most Likely a Cowbird…”

  1. Donna says:

    Well… will be interesting to see what develops. Hope it is a better outcome than what the info online has led you to believe.

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