Rain Causing Problems

Over a week of solid and often heavy rains has been wreaking havoc on our colony. Wet nests combined with underweight fledglings have them jumping out like crazy. Nests are too far along to lower gourds and do nest changes. Found 4 dead in the yard in the last 2 days and this little guy yesterday. Wet to the bone and way undernourished. Yesterday he went through some scrambled egg and 2 dozen crickets. Today he’s already had 2 dozen crickets and he’s not done yet.
Rain can cause huge problems. Not just any rain, but the deluge has f driving rain that we have gotten, pretty much nonstop without getting a chance to dry. Even through the night, the rains have persisted. And rain like this means no food. We have also had the resident Cooper Hawk making his rounds and the poor babies (I suspect) may be from an orphan gourd.

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