Sunset Bison

May 18, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

I photographed this bison just before the sun dipped below the mountains, highlighting the silhouette and the brown-headed cowbirds that sat on its back.  Spring is finally arriving in full force in the mountains!

These cowbirds follow the bison herd around and eat the insects that are attracted the bison.

Interestingly enough, since the bison herd is typically on the move, these cowbirds have no time to build a nest and stay in one spot.  What do they do?

They simply lay their eggs in other bird nests and rely on them to raise their babies!  This is known as "brood parasite."

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