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Kaylee about to emulate a Wood Duckling :)
(08-28-2018, 06:17 AM)Cammalu Wrote: I actually like the cowbirds but I also liked the tiny bird that built the cute nest on the edge of my field... I had never seen that bird before so out went the cowbird eggs. I have plenty of cowbirds.
What did the "tiny bird" look like?
I'm not an expert, but have ID books and passion, so would be happy to try to help you (in particular!) ID 'em. Smile

"MN C Van": I'm pretty sure it is legal to remove cowbird eggs. They're not endangered, or in any way threatened. There's considerable discussion among birders about how much damage they do to genuinely threatened species.
It could be a local law wherever you were.
I'm glad you're on the side of the victim species. Smile
camping in a rickety cabin for the winter, tentative progress on a GoodJob, still lots of Newbie Qs

"We are in a car." K9 to Mickey, "School Reunion", Doctor Who
"Cause how you get there is the worthier part." Shephard Book to Kaylee, "Serenity", Firefly
I'm learning lots about birds (my next learning project!).
After reading this article about cowbirds,
not sure I like them...
Yes, I'm sure you're correct- MN law

Quote:Subd. 52. Unprotected birds.

"Unprotected birds" means English sparrow, blackbird, starling, magpie, cormorant, common pigeon, chukar partridge, quail other than bobwhite quail, and mute swan.

Subd. 53. Unprotected wild animals.

"Unprotected wild animals" means wild animals that are not protected wild animals including weasel, coyote (brush wolf), gopher, porcupine, striped skunk, and unprotected birds.

Glad to see I didn't appear on the 'Unprotected Animal' list!
Even after we check Fed, State, County, City, and US treaties, we'll probably get tripped up on a 'special district' law and end up in the same cell. We'll need to form a prison gang. 'Cowbird Peace Stones' sound good?

I get the top bunk, though.
Sometimes dweller in 236k miles '07 Grand C-van w/ a solar powered fridge and not much else
"... Because cowbirds are native to the U.S., they are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and in most instances it is unlawful to use lethal control without a permit, including the removal of their eggs from a nest. ..."
Kaylee I looked it up. It’s was a

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Very cute little bird
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