Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 06:55:48 -0400
Reply-To: Steve Moore <steve@BIRDWATCHRADIO.COM>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Steve Moore <steve@BIRDWATCHRADIO.COM>
Subject: Lost our nest of Phoebes??
My family has been watching a nest of Phoebes that was built about twenty
feet from our deck. The birds hatched approximately twelve days ago and
everything was looking very normal. Both parents working hard and lots of
vibrancy from the birds in the nest.
To our dismay all activity abruptly stopped almost overnight. Both parents
disappeared completely from the yard and all activity in the nest stopped
cold. I waited a day and nothing....so I climbed up to take a look. I
found four large healthy looking nestlings covered with feathers but not
real flight feathers yet....all dead. They don't seem to be maimed in any
Any thoughts on what may have happened? There hasn't been anything weather
related, the nest is well covered and it's hard to believe that something
would have happened to both parents at the same time? Very sad.
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