Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More Cemetery Birding

Brown-headed cowbirds

Rather than waste time building a nest, female brown-headed cowbirds spend all their energy looking for other nests to lay their eggs in.  Because of their extra energy, they lay up to as many as 3 dozen in a single summer.  They abandon their young to the foster parents.  

Northern mockingbird

Song sparrow

Wild turkey

This is a different wild turkey, not the one I have usually seen in the cemetery.  This turkey is smaller and has no beard.  At first I thought it was a female, but now that I've looked at my photos, I do think it is another male.

One of my favorite trees in bud.

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