Bobolinks were originally founf in tall grass prairie and other open areas. Today, hay fields are suitable nesting habitat. In many parts of the country these birds are declining due to loss of habitat.
Waxwings are attracted to the sound of running water, and love to bathe and drink from shallow creeks. They live in open woodlands, orchards and residential areas, especially those with fruit-bearing trees and bushes.
The Brown-headed Cowbird is the only brood parasite common across North America. A female cowbird makes no nest of her own, but instead lays her eggs in the nests of other bird species, who then raise the young cowbirds.