It was such a treat to see both the male and female Brown-headed Cowbirds in our yard searching for seed. I haven’t seen them since last summer. You can see in the 2nd photograph how different the male and female look.
The male Brown-headed Cowbird is a small blackbird with a glossy brown head, a thick bill, and dark eyes. Its black body has a slight green sheen. It walks on the ground foraging for food. The female is all brown with a thick bill, as you can see in the 2nd photograph.
Have you ever seen a Brown-headed Cowbird?