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They cleaned out my Bluebird nest on my deck (second story) last spring. 
The eggs were ready to hatch.  The House Wren dropped the eggs on the ground 
and removed the nest.  I saw them in the act.  The tiny embryos lay dead on 
the ground as the wren continued to remove particles of shells and nest 
material.
Tommie Rogers
Rock Port, MO
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lawrence Herbert" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 5:07 AM
Subject: nest box mysteries


> Chris,
> Sounds to me like you had a busy raccoon - and this
> wind blew the evidence away!
>
> The bluebird was over where the chickadees used to be
> thinking about that site for a nest - the other one didn't work!
>
> House Wrens would puncture eggs but I'm not so sure
> that they would clean out the nest.  Your place is not in
> House Wren habitat at any rate.
> The raccoon will return at a later date for another meal...!
>
> Good birding,  Larry H.  Joplin (Jasper Co.) MO.
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