Any and all questions about WILD birds - not caged, domestic or poultry. Can answer questions about identification, taxonomy, behavior, courtship, plumage, flight, or anything else. Wild birds only, please.
Taught ornithology (the study of birds) at the university level for 30 years. Have written five books on birds, published 30 scientific articles, write a blog on birds, have the website www.ornithology.com, lectured to hundreds of groups on birds,and have traveled to 90 countries studying birds.
A variety of ornithological and conservation organizations.
Real Simple Magazine, Enterprise-Record, and several ornithological and ecological journals.
PhD in Zoology with emphasis in ornithology.
Professional Achievement Award, Jack Rawlins Chair of Environmental Literach.
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It is unusual for robins to build more than one nest at a time. Perhaps your removing the material disturbed them enough to start another nest. I can't give you permission to remove the bigger nests as
I can't tell you what happened because there are too many possibilities.The bird could have eaten something toxic like a house plant or other material. They are also very sensitive to fumes and vapors
She would not have left because an egg was broken. It may be that she died or was killed and some predator got to the eggs. If she truly has been gone for 2 days, it is unlikely she will return but leave
Well, I congratulate you on raising these birds, but you need to let them go as soon as possible, far from your house. They are wild birds and need to be in the wild. Unless they are House Sparrows, it
Ok, First thing - return the bird to where you found it, immediately. It didn't fall out of its nest, it jumped. Parents are somewhere feeding it. Let it go. Feeding it wet bread is no only not helpful