We had continuous rain and wind in this part of MO for the entire weekend. I checked my box (with 5 baby blues) around noon today and found that the bottom of the nest is wet. I didn’t put my finger inside the nest as I didn’t want disturb the little ones, but I suspect that it is slightly damp. I need advice from the experts as to what to do, if anything. I really hesitate do something that would cause the parents to abandon the babies. Please advise.
We, too, had continuous rain and WIND this weekend. I also checked my box yesterday after rain quit in late afternoon, as I was concerned about wetness. I found some dampness along one side, but didn’t notice anything underneath the nest, although like you, didn’t want to disturb the 7 day old babies. I just came in from watching outside and parents are still bringing worms to babies, so guess they are okay. But I am still a little worried about this cold (41 degrees this morning), damp spell on them. Maybe it is better they have not fledged yet and have the box as some protection, and I believe mama is still keeping them warm. If your nest is “slightly damp” I would leave it alone, but that is just my opinion.