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#1 larrybl OFFLINE  


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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:17 PM

We have a group of Road Runners living in the back yard. There is a small Cedar bush next to my shop, and every time I came out the Road Runner would jump out of the bush. Well tonight I came out of the shop and heard two thumps. Yep Road runner eggs. She either kicked them or the nest collapsed. I was able to place one back in the nest with the helping hand pincher, the other one didn't make it. Not sure why she picked that location as I have a plethora of cats that hang around close by.

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:48 PM

It happens. I think that the young mothers just don't have the experience to know a bad place from a good. A robin put her nest on the tranny of my TLB one summer. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted May 31, 2016 - 03:59 AM

   Some birds just aren't smart, we raised turkeys for years and the only hen I ever got to set on a clutch of eggs would up stomping half of them and the other half that hatched only one survived out of that.  she just didn't have the motherly instinct, takes time to get that I guess.


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Posted May 31, 2016 - 06:41 AM

That's not a road runner? 




That's a road runner?


Either way, I've seen birds make some questionable nests.  My mom had a small tree in the yard, maybe 5' tall and had maybe a dozen or so branches on it, some kind of flowering tree she was trying to grow.  For 3 summers in a row a robin would make a nest in it, lay eggs, then the inevitable spring wind storm would blow in and scatter the nest and eggs around the yard.  I always hoped it was not the same robin doing it every year.

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Posted May 31, 2016 - 10:23 AM

We have black birds that build nests in our eaves troughs every year.......

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Posted May 31, 2016 - 10:34 AM



Was around the corner so she made for the hills!  :rolling:

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Posted May 31, 2016 - 06:03 PM

I was thinking....

A MOPAR Road Runner....Beep Beep!

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Posted May 31, 2016 - 09:00 PM

Both eggs have fell out and busted, So I guess I won't see a baby one this year.