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Frank Gardell

Bigwood, ON, Canada


I watched a Hermit Thrush build her nest in a tree outside our window. She laid four eggs and shortly after the babies hatched the nest was raided by an unknown predator. The mother died protecting her brood. One hatchling was laying on our deck but still alive. I transported it to a local wildlife rehab facility. The baby was successfully fledged and released with a group of rescued robins. Overall, it’s a very unfortunate outcome but an enriching one nonetheless.


The Hermit Thrush Family

A Hermit Thrush carrying nest-building materials.

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