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Old Sunday 5th July 2009, 12:16   #1
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Unhappy Thrush - concerned of Enfield

Boys and girls,

This is my first post.

We have a thrush nest in our garden, about four feet above the ground in amongst some tangled thick ivy. All has been well and the mum has been backwards and forwards to the nest over the last few weeks.

I am worried that the nest may now have been abandoned. The chicks are in their as I can hear them as im doing my gardening but "mum" hasnt been around all morning.

Excuse my lack of knowledge, but is there a a pattern to feeding ?

Does the mother leave the nest for prolonged periods to get food ?

Its maybe that im used to seeing activity from the mother yet nothing at all today so far.

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Old Sunday 5th July 2009, 20:04   #2
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Boys and girls,

This is my first post.

We have a thrush nest in our garden, about four feet above the ground in amongst some tangled thick ivy. All has been well and the mum has been backwards and forwards to the nest over the last few weeks.

I am worried that the nest may now have been abandoned. The chicks are in their as I can hear them as im doing my gardening but "mum" hasnt been around all morning.

Excuse my lack of knowledge, but is there a a pattern to feeding ?

Does the mother leave the nest for prolonged periods to get food ?

Its maybe that im used to seeing activity from the mother yet nothing at all today so far.

Thanks

Phil
I've not got any nests in my garden, so I can't say for sure. But I would think the parents could be away for some time collecting food, unless there's plenty of food close to the nest.

Maybe someone more knowledgeable will reply with some advice.
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You will be suprised just how many times the parents do come back without us knowing. We have young Blackbirds in our garden and you can hear them squeaking away wanting food as if they have been left, but I can assure you that they will be getting fed so leave them be. If you want to help put some raisins or grapes out for them to feed on.
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