Did we kill the robin chicks?
We had noticed some robins darting around the garden a lot and spotted them going into the dry stone wall.
My husband mowed the lawn to the wall and then a little later I went for a nosey. I didn't touch, just eyeballed from about 1-2 ft away, and could see two or more chicks. I threw out some live food onto the lawn.
The next day, no robins darting around. I went to have a nosey again and found a massacre. One of the chicks had been ripped to pieces and then oddly the other chick was untouched but dead, seemingly abandoned.
They were quite well feathered so had been there a little while but within 24 hours of us noticing them, they were gone.
Did we do something wrong? We're assuming rats but don't know if the rats or abandonment came first.
I emptied the nest, will the same one be reused this year?
Last edited: 02 May 2017 13:59:56