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4 babies in the nest were well fed when mom stopped returning. I waited over 24 hours before checking the nest - to find babies cold as I'd feared. I'm guessing mom fell prey to the cooper's hawk or red shouldered hawks we have on our property.
under my eaves
I was looking forward to seeing them grow up and fledge after mom so patiently incubated for almost two weeks. The contained bodies of flies underneath the babies http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/121...
Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012