Just come home to find all 5 House Martin babies dead on the path. Both parents were around this morning. Is this cold, wet weather to blame? I'm devestated, not had this happen in the 10 years they have nested with us
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It won't be the weather. Do you have house sparrows on or around the building? Is the path directly under the nest and is the nest largely intact?
I agree with Alan re weather being very bad for nesting birds though. I expect a lot of ground nesters have lost their eggs, and their young chicks have drowned or died of cold.
In reply to Robbo:
2 more bodies this morning, but the parents are still visiting the nest. Hoping there are still some babies up there that will make it to adulthood (it's a double nest, an extension was build on the original nest 5 years ago)
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