I protected a blackbirds nest and 4 eggs from my 2 dogs and i was excited when the chicks hatched the other day.
As the nest was near my front door i could see the chicks clearly.
The next day magpies raided and took 3 of the 4 chick. Lucily we saved 1 and return it to the nest on for the magpies to return and take the other 2. Im devastated that i protected them from my dogs and then magpies kill them all.
How kind of you to protect the blackbirds nest from your two dogs and I know how you feel when you say you were excited when they hatched. You were lucky to be able to see them from your front door
Magpies!! Magpies can do so much damage in such a short time. I really don’t know why there isn’t more about this by the RSPB
I belong to Songbird Survival - http://www.songbird-survival.org.uk/
Why not take a look at their website and you’ll see that this sort of thing happens a lot.
thank you for telling me about this. I hope you don’t blame yourself as there wasn’t anything you could have done about it