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evamscott

Worried about my baby birds

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evamscott    0

The first of these babies was born last Friday and the rest on Saturday so they're only about a week old. I believe these are Carolina wrens. I have not seen the mom (or dad) in 48 hours. Granted, I worked all day so I check on them in the morning, afternoon and evening. Honestly, they didn't look good this morning. It's a little hard to see them because the nest is dark but I can normally see them breathing hard but this morning, I could easily only see one of them breathing. I'm so worried. Anything I can do?  Or am I worrying over nothing? Here's a pic of them from Tuesday.

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Kadynn_H    1169

Hi evamscott,  Welcome to Whatbird! The best thing to do is to leave them alone, It's not always the easiest thing to do but "helping" could actually harm them.  It's most likely the parents are around and feeding them when your not around. 

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papernpaste    13

Nature is tough. Watching a brood can be heartbreaking with no recourse when things don't go well.  I could tell stories that are vary sad but nothing can be done in most cases to change the course of nature. 

I have too many birds that come to my yard to eat, including hawks but, I don't interfere. Everyone has to eat.

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papernpaste    13

My sister  moved a nest that had fallen into her screened in porch. The wrens all fledged and flew away. Her porch, though, was trashed. They don't clean up after themselves. 

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