The DNA evidence was clear. The unnatural coupling of a European Starling and a Brown-headed Cowbird had produced a grotesque offspring. The Mom’s Father was fit to be tied. Renaldo hung his head; his command of English was poor but he understood every word of the diatribe. There seemed no solution but to notify the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa Office of Health and Avian Services and place the fledgling up for adoption.