started cleaning out the bluebird houses yesterday and this is the first nest i cleaned out. tragedy here.
awww poor thing. Don't the mama birds usually carry the dead babies away from the nest? I wonder if it was abandoned.
I missed this photo earlier.
The blasted starlings have now built in the Martin house. So that will be a mess. Do they nest all winter?
We saw a bluebird on the power lines during our walk yesterday afternoon.
we have bluebirds through the winter.
The mother was probably killed, leaving the nestlings to starve. That happened to one of my grandfather's nests once. One day while I was visiting, he asked me to check the bluebird house that he watched from his front window as he hadn't seen the mother for a day or two. I found dead babies. He had seen a neigbor's cat eyeing the house and figured it got the mother. Sad.