DUNNOCK CHICKS

Hi Dunnock lovers!

I’ve had two Dunnock’s nesting since the 11th May in a holly bush about eight foot from the house. The are totally unphased about us sitting near them.

I am confused though. She was really busy feeding over the past fortnight but we never heard any chicks. Then today (2nd June) she has stopped going into the nest and is now flitting about singing and appearing to be trying to attract another mate. There are no fledglings evident and no obvious predators! Does anyone know what may have happened. It is a quiet, urban garden with minimal cats!

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I think the chicks must not have survived, but don’t know the reason.

Has any other Dunnock / Bird lover got any suggestions

Trisha

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