(Closed) Oops! Accidentally disturbed a bird’s nest – what do I do now?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think there is anything you can do.  If you move it again or touch it, she might not come back.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think as long as you hang it right back up there shouldn’t be a problem usually, though, when you touch the nest and/or eggs that momma bird won’t come back.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Apparently it depends on how far into the incubating process the nest is. Whether they come back or not depends on how “attached”/invested in the nest the mother bird is. So, all you can really do is hope for the best. They aren’t really birds yet anyway– just eggs. So don’t feel too badly.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would guess that if you just hand it back up without touching the eggs or nest it will be fine. The mama bird will be able to figure out which basket it is in. Don’t worry too much, you didn’t do anything wrong, you had no idea the nest was in there.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Any updates on the nest?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It is NOT TRUE that bird eggs or babies get ignored if touched by humans.

Just put it back.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

It’s actually a myth that a bird won’t come back if you’ve touched the nest.  Birds have almost no sense of smell and won’t even know you were there unless they see you.. and even then they will likely still come back. Just FYI : )

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am so glad they are ok.  We have an empty nest in a tree outside.  The babies were finally big enough to leave the nest.  I miss watching them eat.  They are soo cute and fun to watch!!

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Did the bird come back??

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