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Oh no! How sad! Is there are tree or other high structure close by? If so, I would attempt to move it, nest and all. It would really help if you can rub your hands well with some vanilla extract first, it masks your scent, even though mama is probably going to see you moving them anyhow. :(
 

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I imagine its too late, but just leave the nest. My guess is the parents will come back and finish what they started.
 

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My little pomeranian dog just killed two robins out of a nest of four. I tried to find the others to return to the nest but they were gone. Ugh I'm so mad at her! Poor baby robins :(
 

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Only about 50% of the hatched birds ever make it. It's a tough life if you're a wild passerine.
So true. We have a smart little swallow that builds her nest on the small platform that holds the light under our (tin) carport. I say smart because the heat from the sun hitting the tin helps her with incubation duties, allowing her to spend more time gathering food.
The other day hubby decided to work on the light fixture, totally forgetting about her nest there. I was ready to strangle a certain hubby and fretted all night because the parent birds did not return to the nest that evening.
All is well now though and both parents are back to tending their babes. :)
 
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