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by DrRachE
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dead young after nest replacement 4 days ago, help!
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Dead young after nest replacement 4 days ago, help!

I could not find any of those bugs today. I will check again Wednesday. But I appreciate your help. :o)
by DrRachE
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dead young after nest replacement 4 days ago, help!
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Dead young after nest replacement 4 days ago, help!

Yes, the parents are still around and there are still young in several of the affected nests. I tried to check the birds thoroughly to make sure there wasn’t parasites attached and I couldn’t find any. I plan to check the nests again this afternoon and I’ll try to get a picture.
by DrRachE
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Dead young after nest replacement 4 days ago, help!
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Dead young after nest replacement 4 days ago, help!

This is my first year doing nest changes. I’ve had a colony since 2005, began nest checks 3 or 4 years ago. This year began nest replacements. I purchased pine straw thru the conservation association. I did nest changes with 10 day old young, came back 5 days later to replace younger nests. Yesterda...