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    Tornado warning and baby birds - what to do

    My wife and I have been watching a mother and father Carolina Wren build a nest in these baskets we had outside and forgot about. Eggs were laid. Eggs were hatched. Now the nest has 3 to 4 baby wrens in it. We love watching the mother and father go in and out feeding the babies.

    But now a severe storm is heading this way with tornado warnings. The birds nested between these two baskets - one sitting on the next.

    Should I protect them or let nature have its way? What would you do?


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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    If you disturb the nest, the chicks will die anyway.
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    animals, except squirrels, are usually smarter and have more instinct when it comes to natural disasters. I think they'll move before it hits.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I know. But I love these little guys. They're about as big as half your pinkie.

    Sshhh - we've peeked in and looked at them the other day. Don't tell the mom. It was just a quick peek. Sorry, Tom. But the mom and dad haven't stopped feeding them. In and out. In and out. It's non stop until dark. I'm watching them now.

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    Yeah, cute little boogers, aren't they?

    We have a squirrel here that's almost tame. She'll take nuts right out of my fingers. Last year, she brought the kids by once they were mobile enough. This year, we have a half dozen semitame squirrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    If you disturb the nest, the chicks will die anyway.
    Not necessarily the case. I had wrens build a nest on a shelf in my garage, I didn't bother them, they didn't bother me. Until the shelf had to be removed to put in a door. So I moved the nest to a different shelf in the garage, about 8 fee away. The bird found it, the eggs hatched, the wife and daughter where happy. All's well that ends well.

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    I guess if I could - I would protect them - how would you go about doing it?

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