Friday, July 6, 2012
Well, as predicted in the last article, the birds were brainless. Two days after the photos of the mockingbird eggs were taken, the nest was emptied. I gave it a day or two to see if the mockers would try again. No takers.
As if on queue, I spotted a pair of bluebirds dragging pine needles to the nesting box merely feet from the mockingbird nest of demise.
To avoid any type of confrontation, I removed the mockingbird nest to a better location (in MY view). I don't want the bluebirds jumpy or uneasy about tending to their next brood. I just hope that whatever reached in and grabbed the mockingbird eggs doesn't have the ability to circumvent the metal baffle that I fashioned around the bluebird nesting box post. That location has thusfar escaped any "horror" from something up the food chain and I'm hoping to keep it that way.
Been a rough go for nesting birds this year. The doves opted to attempt a second try in the oak in the front yard. There one day cooking two eggs, gone the next....a pulled feather in the nest all that was left.
Ahhh nature....sometimes a little hard to take!