Birding in British Columbia

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 Post subject: more pics of mystery sparrow
PostPosted: Aug 04 6:05 pm 
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Fairly large sparrow in an area where i see primarily white crowned sparrowsImageuntitled (85 of 109) by Garry Graham, on FlickrImageuntitled (96 of 109) by Garry Graham, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: more pics of mystery sparrow
PostPosted: Aug 04 7:45 pm 
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Location: Langley, B.C.
These shots look like a Brown-headed Cowbird fledgling to me, some of the White-crowned Sparrows are probably its "parents" Cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds nests, leaving them to be raised by their adoptive parents

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 Post subject: Re: more pics of mystery sparrow
PostPosted: Aug 04 9:52 pm 
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thanks Sue. At first i thought possibly blackbird,never thought of cowbird.


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