Stoneybrook Signs of Spring

April 6, 2011 - Northern Mockingbird The backyard is overrun with Brown-Headed Cowbirds.  They clean out my tube feeder and tray feeder every couple of days.  The male has a bright brown head, and the female is smaller and brown all over.  These birds will introduce their eggs into other birds' nests, and lots…... Read more

Tired Birdies

March 2, 2011 - We had a very tired Brown-Headed Cowbird hanging out under the feeders this afternoon.  He just sat there snoozing as the other birds vied for the bird feeder ports above him.  Goldy enjoyed watching!... Brown-Headed Cowbird... Read more

The Piggies are Back!

February 21, 2011 - We haven't had many big flocks of blackbirds--Red-Wing Blackbirds, Brown-Headed Cowbirds, Common and Boat-Tailed Grackles--this winter.  So it was kind of fun to look out and see a bunch of them congregated in the trees, waiting for their turn at the feeder.  Feed us!  Feed us!  Where's mine?... Read more


December 29, 2009 - While Rich and I were at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge today, these brown-headed cowbirds pigged out at home.... Read more