Our California towhees have a baby that I question if it is even a towhee. It has fledged but is a midget, looks like a SMALL sparrow in size, if that. I always think that fledges are nearly as big as the parent; the jays were certainly that way. This baby bird also has a very unique chirping when it gets excited (parents coming with food). It sounds like 20 cicadas all at once. Anyone familiar with the size of a baby towhee? Anyone hear of another bird putting their egg in a towhees nest (like the cowbird does to the oriole)?