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  • Housemartin sadness
  • Premier Icon Davesport
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    I’ve got a couple of Housemartin nests under the eaves of my house. The birds come back every year and nest in the same place and usually make a wee extension on the old nest. It’s a real pleasure listening to the young birds and watching the parents swooping around with food for them.

    So, cut to half an hour ago I’ve found five chicks all laying on the patio below the nest. Little pink featherless corpses 🙁 The nest looks undamaged and for now no sign of the parents.

    Anyone ornithological types on here know what could possibly have happened?

    D.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Let me think for a minute….

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Five get over excited?

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Did the five get over excited?

    Edit, beaten by 7 seconds!

    Premier Icon muppetWrangler
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    Christ, for a moment I thought Paul Heaton had died!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Benefit cuts in action

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Baby Robins did it.

    They’re evil.

    Premier Icon lucorave
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    Patio 5 Nest 0

    Premier Icon hypnonewt
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    Parents got disturbed and killed them? Cuckoo chick in there? Mammal got in marten weasel etc. Magpie attack? Could be anything, nature innit.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    They were trying a stunt to gain YouTube fame and it went wrong.

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Budgie jumping?

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    Happy Hour again?

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Free fall parrot shooting?

    Premier Icon Smudger666
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    perchypanther – Member
    Budgie jumping?

    nice.

    Premier Icon YellowBelly
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    News like this is difficult to swallow.

    Hope they had a swift end.

    Premier Icon globalti
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    Why don’t you email the RSPB instead of asking a bunch of batty cyclists?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Are you up north? Or in the beau.. no, I can’t.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    batty cyclist

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Probably one tried to fledge, and once one had the rest will have blindly followed.

    It’s sheep we’re up against.

    Premier Icon mildbore
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    Nature innit. Parents will probably have another brood

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    there were five in the bed, and the diminutive bastard said…

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Nature innit. Parents will probably have another brood

    This ^

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    jekkyl – Member
    Happy Hour again?

    – we are in the presence of a comic genius
    😀

    Premier Icon MrWoppit
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    christ, for a moment I thought hoped Paul Heaton had died!

    Premier Icon Tom_W1987
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    Oooh look – Coed-y-Brenin guys! Mmmmmmmmmm

    Premier Icon globalti
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    Premier Icon LeeW
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    Sometimes things just…

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLDVxTSnxE8[/video]

    Premier Icon santacoops
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    Jeremy Corbyn.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Brexit

    Premier Icon DaveVanderspek
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    Nexit.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Probably one tried to fledge, and once one had the rest will have blindly followed.

    A caravan of fluff?

    Premier Icon neilthewheel
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    My suspicions point at sparrows. We had a similar thing with a nest of blue tits whose fledglings ended up in the road below, to the joy of the neighbour’s cat. A sparrow was harassing the parents and pulling nest material out. There wasn’t anything the parents could do to stop it.

    Premier Icon vongassit
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    Gravity , it sucks.

    Premier Icon mudshark
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    The downside to gravity

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    martinhutch – Member 

    Probably one tried to fledge, and once one had the rest will have blindly followed.

    A caravan of fluff?
    We have a winner

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