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Murder Most Fowl?

Well, I'm deeply saddened.
Something happened to the birdies. :(

Yesterday, there were four.



When I left for work this morning, there was a parent bird on the nest.
Came back for lunch and since there was no one there, went to take a pic.



Empty!
I have no idea what happened. As far as I know, birds do not move their chicks like mammals. There were no bodies on the ground, but if they were pushed/fell out, some animal could have eaten them. My old cat once climbed up the logs and ate the birds, so it is possible some neighboring cat could have done the same. Sigh.
Sometimes nature is so cruel.

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niyazi_a
May. 7th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
D:

I'm so sorry!! I've been reading these posts and now.../sadness.
mdnytryder
May. 7th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
yes, much sadness.

lightningscythe
May. 7th, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
:
lightningscythe
May. 7th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
... HAH. my comment ate itself.

That sucks that happened to the birdies. :( They were cute.
mdnytryder
May. 8th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
Ah well - that's life!
Glad I'm not a bird.
eerian_sadow
May. 7th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
D: oh babies! D:
mdnytryder
May. 8th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Yes, I was really bummed yesterday.
But, I'm over it.
Next year, new babies.
eerian_sadow
May. 8th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
yes! there will be more next year.
sntmentalfkness
May. 7th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
That is so sad. My heart aches for the babies. Also, today I saw a hawk catch a bird after a long, acrobatic mid-air chase. The sounds the victim made, even as it was being pursued were agonizing. I'm too sensitive for that stuff.
mdnytryder
May. 8th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
I've seen hawks strike prey on the ground.
that's just nature doing its thing.
mewsing
May. 7th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
Awwww... :(
mdnytryder
May. 8th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)

:(

aeroferret
May. 7th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
so sad, robins don't move the babies---probably a crow/bluejay saw the nest and took them out of it :(
mdnytryder
May. 8th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
I have to agree with you.
I saw a crow flying around today, probably looking for more lunchables.

Someone I talked to today also said it was most likely a crow.
pjcaruana
May. 7th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
REVENGE
Hope the parents got 'em back!
mdnytryder
May. 8th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Re: REVENGE
Nope - gone for good.

(hope you're feeling better)
pjcaruana
May. 8th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
Re: REVENGE
Nope, worse :-p

I guess my wording was incorrect. I meant that, like the pic I used, that the robin parents beat the crap out of whatever reak havoc with their family. Not likely ... just wishful thinkin'
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