Monday, August 31, 2009

Tough Week for Birds

My youngest son made these grim bird discoveries. He brought the first carrion to the outdoor dining table proudly announcing "Bird." I believe was a sparrow or a finch.

The second small critter most likely came from the same nest. She/he was found the following morning.

The fire continues to blaze uncontrollably to the north in the Angeles Crest forest.


  1. Would you guess they were killed by the bad air quality? Or just that their parents were gone?

  2. That's a good question, Jessica. Sometime the nests are raided and a few birds will fall out. I didn't see how this happened. Air quality and crazy heat might have played a factor too, but I suspect it was a nest raid.


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