Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Campus Birding Walk

We covered only a small portion of the campus with experts from the Audubon Society and found 24 different species in about 90 minutes. In that time, we saw Stellar Jays mob a Red Shouldered Hawk right above us and - new to me - saw a Brown Headed Cow Bird that was being parented by the much-smaller Dark Eyed Junco. Apparently, the Brown Headed Cow Birds are "predatory nesters," meaning they lay their eggs in other birds' nests and let the other birds parent their offspring. So interesting! Made me re-appreciate our gorgeous campus.


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