Short, conical bill
Iridescent black body, wings and tail
Brown head and neck
Greyish-brown plumage, lightest on the head and underparts
Fine streaking on belly
Listen to its call.
If you believe all of the greeting cards, Mother's Day should be spend taking it easy, perhaps sleeping late and enjoying a relaxing breakfast in bed. So, why then was I already out at Michell's Farm Market by 7:30 this morning? Generally, the best time for bird watching is early in the morning when most birds are wide awake and active. Since early morning isn't the best time to find teenagers awake and active (at least not in my house), I decided to join the birds. I saw a group of these birds on Dooley Road foraging for seeds under a bird feeder.
Learn more about the Brown-headed Cowbird.