Sunday, May 18, 2014

RIP Titmice

Nature is a rough customer.  Not every creature makes it very far, and some barely make it past the starting gate.  This turns out to be the case for two hatchling Tufted Titmice in our bluebird box.  I initially found these "sleeping" birds in a box check, but finally grew suspicious after making three checks and finding no movement at all.  I finally pulled everything out and my nose told me everything I needed to know.  These two didn't make it.  The birds may have been abandoned.  And there is no asking why.  It's just a sign that it's a struggle even in the softest back yard.  I hope someone else tries again.  The year is still young.

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