Friday, May 26, 2006

Bird Nest Story Update

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So sad to report that this morning, we discovered that the eggs have disappeared; and there are no signs of the bird. We simply have no idea what had taken place. Hope that they will come again. I heard from my children that last year, the same kind of bird laid some eggs in a nest in my neighbour's back yard just beside ours. On that occasion, the eggs did hatched successfully. I will see if they have any photos to share with you. Could it be that this bird(s) were from that generation?

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Here are another 2 photos taken on 24 May 2006.

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I notice that sometimes the bird faces a different direction.

I am wondering. Are there 2 birds instead of just the mother. I understand from a similar post at Bird Ecology Study Group, Nature Society (What Happened to Yellow-vented Bulbuls Chicks) that both parents take turns to hatch the eggs. That story ended in tragedy. I hope mine has a happy ending.

10 comments:

Victor said...

Looks like you can have bird's nest soup soon, hehe.

IML said...

Hmm...could it be the cat that had taken the eggs? very mysterious...

Lam Chun See said...

Somebody said maybe the bird got stressed by our attention - taking photos etc - it decided to move house. But I can't imagine how they can do that.

zen said...

Could it be that the mother bird sensed some hidden danger and decided to shift home, carrying along the eggs (by the claws, two eggs at a time) to her new 'residence'.

FH2O said...

It'a pity isn't it?
Such is life. *sigh*

simplyetel said...

maybe someone knocked the nest over or something.. and the eggs dropped onto the floor? did u see the floor?

anyway... its so rare to see such a sight aint it? I hope the little birds do hatch their little eggs...

Victor said...

Oh it's so sad that your little bird flew away, Chun See. Maybe the parent birds were publicity shy (like me). It could be that a little bird told them that someone was blogging about their very private family affair on the very public Internet. LOL.

But seriously, nobody can alter the course of nature. These things can and do happen - it's survival of the fittest.

Lam Chun See said...

I don't think it is a cat becos the branches of the plant are very thin. Also the nest is intact - only the eggs are gone. I think must be eaten by a lizard or a crow.

Chris said...

Maybe they've shifted to the heartland where they heard got more "actions" especially during GE lor. ROTFL.

zen said...

There are much detective work going on. If only we can get hold of a bird specialist, maybe from the bird park, to throw some light into it.