They Came To Steal And Succeeded

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The robin that was nesting under my carport disappeared from her nest day before yesterday. I have not seen her or any other robins in my yard since then.

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Yesterday afternoon I found an empty house finch nest in the backyard. I have only seen one bird today in my yard…a bluejay.

I am quite sure these huge crows that I took pictures of last year are the thieves. They have been back this year staying in a tree in the neighbor’s yard making lots of noise. Last year I saw one of them steal the last baby robin from the nest, the other three had fledged.

Now the crows are gone so I am assuming they have stolen all the eggs and or babies from my yard. I know it is natural for them to do that but it still makes me very sad. I was looking forward to seeing all those baby birds.