l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chipping Sparrows and the BIG baby

As I watched this chipping sparrow nest I noticed that one mouth was quite a bite bigger than the others. As it grew. It was just as I thought. A brown headed cowbird had laid one of her eggs in this nest. Mom & dad chipping sparrow were feeding like crazy to feed this baby along with 3 of their own. This is common practice with cowbirds. Who are twice the size of a chipping sparrow. I have seen song sparrows struggle to feed these gentle giant babies before. And like a true mom. They give it there all.

As you can see below this little or not so little nestling barely fits in the nest. Good news is though. They all fledged successfully.

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