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    saradru10
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    That is the size they are. There was one laying outside on the ground dead but the ones in the nest are still alive. This baby didn’t look injured but it was not alive at all. 😕 Any ideas or something I should look out for?

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    The Original Bluebird Nut
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    Could be a House Wren – sometimes they’ll remove the nestlings and throw them on the ground. HOSP would usually mutilate. Any disturbance noted in the nest? Could be a baby that died of natural causes and the parents removed it, but that’s not the first thing I think of. Have you seen House Wrens or HOSP?

    I like this chart.


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    saradru10
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    Thank you! That chart is nice. I haven’t seen any sparrows, the wrens I haven’t seen in a while, but the nest was not disturbed. The mom and dad have still been coming around.

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    tamsea
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    Could be either but I think you’d see it if it was a house sparrow. I had a house sparrow that removed babies 5 times (I think) in one day. He barely reached in his head And snatched them up and dropped then on the ground. I kept putting them back in. If you have a house wren you might need to start using a aren guard.

    Tammy

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    saradru10
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    I believe it was wrens. The babies are gone today nest was a mess and parents are still around! 😕 Makes me sad, but I’ll put a guard up nest time. I already had a sparrow spooked because my fist nestlings was killed by a sparrow.

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    tamsea
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    So so sad. We’ve all been there. Nest messed up makes me think raccoon or cat. Do you have a baffle on your pole? Were they on the ground?

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    dogsandbirds
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    A messy nest doesn’t say wren to me. I am thinking like Tammy. Raccoon or cat.

    Gin
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    saradru10
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    We live in a neighborhood with conjoining fences and no Wood’s around. So maybe a cat but I haven’t seen any cats around. :( I’ll have to keep a look out.

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    tamsea
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    We lived in a subdivision before now, no woods around and had raccoons often. And now we live with farm fields on 3 side of us and I thought I didn’t have raccoons here. Matter of fact I wouldn’t baffle my pole even though it was suggested here because I “knew” that I didn’t have them. And then one night I saw this.

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    So so sorry that happened! That stinks!

    Nicole :Cry:

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    ReneeinWinslow
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    Don’t be fooled into thinking just because you don’t see them around you do not have Raccoons. They are every where, even in big cities such as Cleveland, Ohio. I saw them there many times. There’s even Skunks and Opossums in Cleveland, too.

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