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June 17, 2014

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The Zen Birdfeeder

It is pretty hard to observe, isn't it Joyce? And then to think of all that goes on that we never see!

Joyce Conley

So sad...Mother Nature can be cruel, sometimes. I listened to crows attacking a Robin's nest this morning. The Robins put up a good fight; I saw one pecking the head of a crow. I hope that the crows did not succeed.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Metis and Barbara, thanks for your comments. It is heartbreaking, but it is a story to be shared and reported to scientists (as I did via NestWatch). Hopefully it adds to their body of knowledge.
Thanks again.

Barbara

Nancy that is so sad. Mother Nature is not kind, and those of us with nurturing hearts suffer for the difficulties that bird and animal life face. Often they face the things caused by humans...

At least there will be a few babes growing from the other nests. My heart is with you.

Metis Birding

That is heartbreaking. What's even more tragic is that most people are not as diligent as you in their observations of the day-to-day lives of birds. I'm sure this scenario plays out more often than we'd like to admit. We have Carolina Chickadees here in NC, which are much like the Black-capped. I love to sit and watch them!

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