Brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) are parasitic birds, as they do not create a nest of their own but lay eggs in other bird's nests. The young tend to be larger than the host bird's actual young, and generally the cowbird chicks boot out the bird's actual hatchlings. So in the end, the cowbird chick is the only one left in the nest, and the mama bird has been fooled into thinking it is one of it's own.
The International Spy Museum http://www.spymuseum.org/ is a pretty cool spot to visit when in Washington, DC. It's pricey, around $20 per person entrance fee, unlike most of the museums in DC that are free, but it is worth it if you want to learn a lot about the history of spying and the gadgets that go with it.
There are a lot of interactive bits, and lots of videos, so if you want to really see all the bits, you need to set aside a fair block of time. I loved it, but would have liked to see lots more spying hardware as that was what I was most into. It also lacks top end modern spying stuff, but the room dedicated to the idea of taking down America's electrical grid was pretty scary stuff.
So, a spy car. There are three big hints in the photo that should lead you to the person who used this car. Can you figure it out? First hint: The steering wheel is on the right side. Second hint: Note the rear wheel has an extendable spinner. Third hint: You can figure it out from the front license plate
The National Zoo has two Andean bear cubs on display for a few hours in the morning. They are 7 months old, so just the right age to get in trouble.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist