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AVIAN TRAGEDY IN BEAVERTON!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I had preliminarily identified our front porch nesting birdie as a robin. I wasn't sure, since I couldn't see her whole self.

Yesterday morning, my husband was in his office, which looks out on the front porch and yard. He witnessed a birdie battle in the maple tree, between a male robin and a scrub jay. The grass beneath the tree was littered with feathers.

Later, I was out working on placing my new plants, and I found a crushed blue egg shell - then another - and another. :(

So, no birdie cam. :( Mama hasn't been back.

Life's a b!tch.
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  • CKAYT56
    Blue Jays are fighters. I have pictures of a blue jay and a cardinal fighting in our backyard.

    I saw the word "Beaverton" on this blog and wondered if it meant Beaverton, Oregon. My DH and I lived in Forest Grove for four years. I worked one of those years in Hillsboro for the Washington County Planning and Zoning Department.

    When my husband graduated, we moved back to our home state of Minnesota. Liked Oregon, but it was hard to get used to the gray, drizzly winters.

    Loved reading your blogs.
    3071 days ago
  • DERTREFFER
    It's amazing and a little sad that people are not that much different from those birds.

    On the lighter side, I'm sure that there is something going on around you in nature that is a good thing to balance out the poor dead bird eggs.

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    3077 days ago
  • BARBARA_G
    I'm sorry.
    3077 days ago
  • THESOUPGURU
    That reminds me of the time that we had a bunny nest in our yard. The kids were so excited when they saw the babies. 2 days later there was fur everywhere. No babies and no mom. Nature is brutal.
    3077 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    Blue jays are like the terrorists of the bird world. How can something so mean be so pretty? Recently I saw a red winged blackbird attacking a crow mid-air, probably for the same reasons - defending their eggs - and then about 3 or 4 days ago I saw a crow running off a falcon!
    3077 days ago
  • STARLASUE
    Sometimes the ugly side of nature is hard to take. I don't like to witness nest takeovers, but they happen a lot. Some species are just so lazy and untalented in nest making that they steal the nests of those who have better. HMMMMMM... sounds like many humans, doesn't it?
    3077 days ago
  • ELSIE_BEE
    I've read about the turf wars and gang activity in Beaverton--didn't know it was happening in your backyard!
    3077 days ago
  • SUGARBABY60
    awww,, so sad emoticon
    3077 days ago
  • JBINAUSTIN
    Whimper, sniff... I'm sorry about your robin's eggs. Maybe they have time to start a new nest. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    I didn't know songbirds squabbled between species like that. I've learned all sorts of things on SparkPeople!
    3077 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/15/2010 2:18:37 AM
  • MARY1313
    Oh No!!!! How sad.

    Mary
    3077 days ago
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