Tragedy in My Backyard
Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:01 AM
It's been a while since I've been here but I'm still into birding, when time allows. I have a question that I hope one of the experts can answer.
A pair of Eastern Bluebirds built a nest in the BB nesting box I have in my backyard. The female laid 4 eggs last week. On Saturday when I checked to see if she had laid a 5th, I found the nest empty, 2 broken eggs on the ground below the box (couldn't find the other two eggs) and just a few feet away, I found mom. She had a small wound on her side. She died trying to defend her nest. (That's her in my avatar.)
I was so upset that I took the nesting box down. A few minutes later, Dad came and sat on top of the pole the box had been on. I was worried that he wouldn't know what had happened so I put Mama back in the nest and rehung the box so Dad could find her. (Humanizing, I know.)
Here's my question: There is definitely a House Wren hanging around. I know they will attack BB eggs/nests but can they kill an adult Bluebird?
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