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2023 Nesting Season Overview Part Two

Mockingbird Nest with 3 young (Predator attack)

3 responses to “2023 Nesting Season Overview Part Two”

  1. Margaret Poethig says:

    So cool that you found a Killdeer nest. But, wow, I thought the outcomes of my yard bird nests were bad. I worry that I’ve led predators to the nests. Do you worry about that?

    • Texas Bird Family says:

      As long as you don’t leave dead-end trails to the nest and don’t stay over a minute then it’s very unlikely that a predator would find the nest. Fewer than 20% of bird eggs end up hatching and 75% of baby birds don’t live their first year so it’s very unlikely that NestWatchers are to blame for nest predation.

  2. Lilyana says:

    That’s so sad. I’m so sorry!

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