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#243 — Cowbird

Cowbird 2009.  Photo taken somewhere in Central Washington.

I’d parked the rental car in a rest area between Ellensburg and Moses Lake, Washington and got out to stretch my legs. I walked around for a bit, read the tourist info signs, and then returned to my car.   This cowbird swooped down, landed about 6 feet from me and started chewing me out.  I have no idea what my sin was, but I compounded it by hanging around long enough to take several photos of her in full tirade.

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9 Responses to “#243 — Cowbird”

  1. Supri says:

    wow it must have been hard to get that close to the bird! or did you use zoom a bit far away? All in all a good shot. ^_^

  2. Quilly says:

    Supri — I was about 6 feet away — sitting there before the bird landed — and I used a zoom to close the distance.

  3. polona says:

    ha, he looks agitated!
    great shot

  4. Quilly says:

    Polona — he was cussing me up one side and down the other, but I don’t know why. I was in the parking lot sitting half in and half out of my car.

  5. Nicole says:

    Just checked for the translation – nope, I have not seen this pretty birdie over here.

    LOL at the cussing, guess you stepped on his Lunch 😉

    Or maybe it was a screaming cowbird:


  6. Quilly says:

    Nicole — I parked my car without looking — what if there was something tasty underneath? I actually wondered of there was a nest in the nearby bush and I was sitting too close.

  7. Quilly says:

    Nicole — Amoeba’s class is finished and we are going home together. Neither of us want to leave, but that’s where we have jobs.

  8. Nicole says:

    Sad 🙁
    But at least you will be together!

    I guess that might be the more real reason (the nearby nest) 🙂

  9. Quilly says:

    Yes, we always do better together! Neither of us cared for our short time apart.