My singleton female is still around and coming for mealworms. However, when I went to check the box a little while ago, I found the nest had been disturbed. Rather than the tightly woven sides, it’s become loose dried grass with no particular cup. When I pushed aside the preponderance of the grass, I found the four eggs pretty much at the bottom of the box with not much grass between them and the nest floor.
Anyone have an idea of what might have happened ? Is there anything I should be doing. Because I have no TRES and no male, I feel as if this nest is very vulnerable.
I haven’t. But as I was pulling out of my garage t leave I saw a bird n top of the Peterson house. I was running late and could.run back in to get my binos. Fingers crossed,that it wasn’t a HOSP. Will report in the morning. I definitely have never seen a nest messed up the way this one was.