Good Morning! I found an empty bird's nest outside my home today - after further exploring, realized three (3) small babies were strewn within about two feet of the nest and were dead. I disposed of the babies - and left the nest there for a day. I saw no activity (like the mama) so I picked it up (with gloves and a shovel) and am trying to decide where to put it so other birds will use it - or will they? Please advise.Lana Harger
Type of Animal: Bird - Bird Nest
Name of Bird: Back Yard Birds - Tree
Disposed of deceased baby birds and picked up the nest so cats would not get it.
Hello Lana,It's very kind of you to be concerned about the birds. I'm sorry that you had to find the dead babies. Many times, a bird will not put their nest in a very secure place and the wind will blow it down. You can discard the nest. No other birds will use it. Some species do re-use the same nest for a second brood if it remains in place, but you don't know where it was to begin with, and even if you did, it would probably just come down again. The birds will build a new nest. You were smart to use gloves to handle the nest since a bird nest can have mites in it, and bird droppings contain potentially harmful bacteria. If you have more questions, let me know by clicking on REPLY. It's a pleasure to meet someone who cares about wild birds.Anna
Have owned and/or raised parakeets, finches, cockatiels, and poultry over a period of thirty years.