Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 08:12:14 -0500
Reply-To: Marysue Meints <mamakitticat@EARTHLINK.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Marysue Meints <mamakitticat@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: large flock of Brown-headed Cowbirds
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We just had Brown-headed Cowbirds here.
I've seen one or two of them in the past couple of weeks, and last year at
times we'd have several at a time, but never anything like this!
There were too many to count, all crowding into and on and under the big
cedar feeder in our yard, must have been at least 50 of them. I went out on
the deck, and there were more in the Locust tree next to the house, covering
the top of the tree, all told at LEAST 150 Brown-headed Cowbirds, they
grouped and flew up a few yards away. I wanted to get a good firm count, but
the buggers were so many, and moving and squirming the above are just
estimates. I've never seen so many of them together here in Bethlehem!
Backyard in Bethlehem, Barrow Co., GA