Hi Madonna, The Cornell Lab’s NestWatch program has a great FAQ section – this one about why nests fail<https://nestwatch.org/learn/how-to-nestwatch/faqs/i-checked-my-nest-box-and-found-dead-babies-why/> may be helpful.
Holly Grant, NestWatch From: bounce-126700323-76451...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-126700323-76451...@list.cornell.edu> On Behalf Of madonna stallmann Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 12:35 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds - abandoned nest Hello Bird Friends! For two years in a row now our bluebird box neighbors have abandoned their nest of baby birds. ☹️. We're new to this job of providing shelter for bluebirds. We're puzzled by this behavior of abandoning what appears to have been a once healthy brood, so questions abound: Why? Was there not enough bugs? Did something happen to the adults? Were they overwhelmed by heat? etc., etc.. If you have any answers or suggestions for how we can help our bluebird neighbors to thrive, I'm all ears. 🐦 Madonna Stallmann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --