Letter to the Editor – Baldwin’s Birds


Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to John Baldwin’s mystery bird. This bird is a female Brown-headed Cowbird. I had one at my feeder just after Christmas and about two weeks ago the male appeared at the feeder. They both hung around for about a week. When I put them into Ebird, along with the other birds I had counted at my feeder, I was sure to get the Red lettered message that “this bird is rare in this area for this time of year”, but no I didn’t. When I researched the Brown-headed Cowbird, they will often winter over in our area. What a surprise! There is always something to learn, what a fascinating hobby bird watching is. Keep up the great column, John.

Thank you,
Lynn Paibomesai


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