Thunder Bay – Brown Headed Cowbird?

Took a photo of a bird sitting on top of a lightpole on the Spirit Garden (Wilson Street Headland) rec trail. I thought it was a crow. Why? Well, the bright sky was behind the bird, so it was a silhouette. It was pretty dark. Lots of crows down there so, why not a crow?

Threw the photos into Lightroom on the computer.  Lightened up the shadows to get some detail and I noticed the head was brown?  Brown head?

Well, what kind of bird was this?  I have never seen one before.  Brown-Headed Cowbird?

I am sure that all you experienced birders see these guys all the time.  I might be seeing them all the time as well.  I just don’t know it.

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