Junco feeding a young cowbird

There is a junco feeding a a young cowbird in my garden.

The cowbird is twice the size of the junco and she works non stop feeding him. Amazing!

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I have found this video of a Junco feeding a cowbird.  It’s similar to English cuckoos.  Take a look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyEvb0WbXjs

Really interesting.  Thanks for getting in touch

Nicola got in touch  because she had seen this story of Blackbirds feeding and caring for robins in their nest

http://birdtablenews.com/2010/05/wild-birds-feeding-other-birds-nestlings/

 

But the difference is that the cowbird has purposely laid its egg in a Junco’s nest.

The blackbirds must have just seen these robins in a nest and started to feed them.

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