Sub-optimal pictures of these cowbirds way up in a douglas fir tree, but we rarely see them. The group was about 6 individuals. These "nomads" travel a lot so use other birds nests for their eggs letting the nesters raise their young. The cowbird eggs often hatch first giving the adopted chick the best start on the parental feeding routine being the first gaping mouth. I gues you get everything you need to know about being a cowbird in your DNA or grow thinking, like the ugliest duckling, that you are who you aren't.