Remember this from last August?
I had found this skeleton in the Girl Scout Gravel Pit in Randolph, New York. I wrote about it here: https://winterwoman.wordpress.com/2007/08/21/a-little-bit-gross-but-interesting/ . I entered the band number into the appropriate database and never heard back…
Until today… I got the email about where it was originally banded!
It was banded 11 miles south of Nanticoke, Ontario in Canada. According to Mapquest, to drive this distance would be 151 miles and would take 3 and a quarter hours. I suspect the bird flew over Lake Erie and who knows how long that took??
Brown-headed Cowbirds are very interesting birds. They never raise their own young. Instead, they lay eggs in the nests of other birds and let them raise the babies for them.
Learn more at Cornell’s website: