We have a birdhouse that has been occupied for many years by a pair of Tree Swallows. This year, for some unknown reason, they abandoned the nest containing 4 eggs. Within 2 days I observed a House Wren (the first I've ever seen in this area) pitching the eggs out of the nest. He then departed and I haven't seen him, or the Swallows, since.
Steve V.> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 17:12:55 -0400> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: [VTBIRD] Baby birds> To: [log in to unmask]> > We've had baby grackles and a baby bluejay in the yard this year. > But our real fun has been watching two baby downy woodpeckers grow > up-- and I think they've now got a younger sibling. Bird guides > indicate that downies may raise two broods further south; but I've > just had the adult, one of the older fledglings (whom mama no longer > feeds) and a much younger downy at the feeder together. >
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