Sunday, June 22, 2008

Call of the Cowbird


BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD ON POWER CABLE, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, JUNE 21, 2008

Pentax K10D
Sigma APO 135-400 DG at 400mm
1/250 sec. f8
ISO 400

4 comments:

Green Hermit said...

Henry,
a very majestic shot, indeed, of the lowly sh*tbird

Robyn said...

Why doesn't anyone like this bird? I guess i can't ask you what it sounds like? LOL

Cheers
Robyn

HENRY KISOR said...

The poor cowbird! Its mommy abandons her egg in the nest of another species, it is reared by cruel stepmothers, and it is taunted on the playground with catcalls of "Who's your daddy?" Is it any wonder the cowbird's song sounds like fingernails on a blackboard?

Rick Jordan said...

How can I get permission to use this photo in an education course (for a non-profit) I am writing? I'd appreciate any assistance...email me at afaoffice@afabirds.org

Thanks,
Rick Jordan