(Closed) Birds made a nest but we’re moving….

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Funny you should post this.  We found a nest that fell out of a tree in our backyard this morning, with cute little baby birds in it!  The mom is freaking out…so sad!  I’ve been googling what to do, and one thing I read said to place the nest in something like an easter basket, and leave somewhere safe (probably near where you found it).  Would this be something that would work for you?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh no! 🙁  I totally empathize with you on this one…I have a very hard time seeing any animal in a difficult situation (my fiance was totally laughing at me this morning building this makeshift nest). 

Is there a place nearby outside where they could be left relatively undisturbed?  Is it a nest with eggs or baby birds in it?  I would think that adult birds would be pretty resilient in this situation, but I’d be more worried if there were little babies!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

How long do you have before you move?  Are you in the process of moving now, or do you have a few weeks?

Are there eggs or baby birds in the nest at this point, or are they still working on it?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe you can talk to your landlord and see if he will be kind to the birds? Perhaps you could even get him to mail you your bag after the birds leave their nest!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

WEAR GLOVES when dealing with wild birds and nests, they will smell your scent and some birds actually abandon the eggs/babies!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@happyface:  Not true.  Birds have a really crappy sense of smell.  

OP, can you remove the nest and stick it on a high shelf in the shed?  The birds might be able to figure it out.   

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@ThingsThatShine:  Not true.  Birds have a really crappy sense of smell.  

But how come when we did it at the farm, used bare hands, the birds would abandon the nest, if we used gloves, they stayed… maybe a coincidence? They were also Robins, maybe that made a difference?

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

When I was in this situation before, I called the Humane Society for advice and they also said to wear protective gloves to keep my scent off the nest or the chances of momma bird coming back weren’t good.

OP, talk to the landlord and see if you can convince him/her to let the babies hatch before moving them, or see if the Animal Rescue League could do it for them?

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