Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Lowrenzo drama
A while back I wrote about these two wrens that were building a mondo condo at our back door. We watched them build this over achievers nest and they added 5 eggs. Four hatched. I have kept the snakes and the cat away and tried to help, since the foolish lowrenzo built the nest right over the cat's food bowl and right at my back door, so they have become like family. We have watched mom and dad feed them every day and take good care of them. Today there was much drama. First, we found one in the cat's mouth. Too late, not much we could do, it was sickening, I couldn't watch as Gerry took the little body away. Later in the morning, we found another one on the ground, still alive. Please don't send me notes telling me I shouldn't interfere because I did, and you would have too, if you had seen that tiny little thing laying on the ground under it's nest. Well, the others don't seem to like this little one and the two stronger siblings pushed it out of the nest again this afternoon. I picked it up once more, put it in the nest, knowing I probably should just leave nature alone, but I now love this little bird..... once again I am watching them nudge the weaker one towards the edge. So, that's all I got. They know something I don't know or either they are just mean murdering bastards and I am mad at them! This would be happening if I weren't here, so I'm leaving them alone to kill their sibling and let nature do it's thing. It sucks, I hope the two stronger ones are ok with killing their brother! Guess I'll be burying a little bird in the morning....... ain't nature great!