A life Cut Short


Every year the Mynah Bird  makes its love nest in the window of my store-room. I have posted slide show before of last year’s happy family but his time tragedy stuck twice.

First , in my absence the multi layers green nest was brutally ripped apart and thrown down the window  by my FIL  then  he went  to USA and  I hoped that the Mynahs would nest again and they did.

A new smaller nest came up and soon there were  three eggs . Beautiful blue ones. Within days a chick , fragile yet  alert began its journey of life.

Unfortunately yesterday I found it hurt and  lying low. I was concerned but  could not do anything . By evening  the chick was gone. Some predator took it away.

What could have come so high up and get inside the narrow window ? May be a mongoose ? I do not know.

The Mynah couple is a noisy protective  duo still I heard no commotion . 😦

I just hope that the  two eggs survive and  the chicks remain well.

Will be uploading the  pictures again.

A sad day  for all of us at home.

😦

Linking the last year’s  love nest pictures  . Watch the slide show to see life unfold at my home .

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6 thoughts on “A life Cut Short

  1. Oh dear…thats so sad…let me pray that the other two survive those predators !!

    There’s a mynah’s nest in my chimney’s exhaust pipe and early morning are filled with their chitter chatter…love it…I never switch on the chimney in this house, fearing that I’ll scare them away.

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  2. :O why did ur FIL do that??? 😦 I didnt know Mynah laid blue eggs..so pretty! why didn’t u put the chick back in nest? I think that human touch thing is a myth..even if it isnt its worth a try.
    my prayers for the other two eggs.

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  3. the eggs look so pretty … hope they survive.

    i must tell you a story .. i kept a stainless stell bowl full of water in my balcony for birds to drink; and there is a crow who comes everyday with some dried up pieces of bread, it sits there, dips the pierces in the bowl and then eats them. yesterday i bought this beautiful earthen water pot for him and replaced the bowl. today morning, the crow came, cawed suspiciously and few away. wonder what it thought! now i am wondering whether i did the right thing and i hope it comes back again. 😦

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