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Old 07-18-2020, 12:05 PM
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a small wild bird mad a nest above our front door and laid 3 eggs... she has not been seen in over a week. Audibon Society doesnt return calls... any suggestions? May and Steve
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:11 PM
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Over seven days, and not been turned, pretty sure no longer viable.
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:17 PM
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thanks...what can we do? nothing?
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:54 PM
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I would remove nest and eggs if you are sure it has been abandoned.
Definitely the eggs before they attract vermin.
The mother has probably been killed by a car or predator.
JMO.
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:11 PM
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Sorry but do not think there is anything that can be done to enable the eggs to hatch.
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:44 PM
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outside chance Carolina wren if small nest was made out of grass/small twigs. If it was attached with mud probably barn swallow. You should of seen the bird hanging around you’re front door and squawking as you went in and out?
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:06 AM
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The eggs have not been incubated or tended to by the mother. They are not living, and you can safely remove them .
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:44 AM
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Best to let nature run it’s course.
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:12 AM
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So sad. But better to dispose of them I imagine. They'd have a hard time starting a life in the wild if they didn't have the parents around.
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:16 AM
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Terrible...
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Old 07-19-2020, 01:42 PM
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I had a similar experience and found the Mom may be out looking for food for herself and you don't see her when she may return periodically. I had 2 doves and after 4 weeks of Mom sitting on/off the eggs I thought they may have been pine cones (it happens) because the eggs 'should' hatch in 2 weeks? (Google) WRONG! One day I saw 2 objects the size of soft balls sitting on the ledge...2 doves...NO Mom? Mom came back & literally threw one out of the nest and stuck her head under the youngsters wings forcing the baby to stretch & open them. I thought the 2nd bird was left after several days....BUT..Mom showed up did the same routine and now there are 2 doves flying around my home that I see and smile at! Nature has it's own time table!
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Old 07-19-2020, 02:00 PM
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I would hold off a little. I raised chickens and found a bird will lay one egg every day or so until they have clutch. Then they start brooding. It may be very different with wild yardbirds. I also found that birds will sometimes start a nest and abandon it later.
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