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Can I Move a Nest?

by Patty

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A Question About a Bird Nest:

I am having a new fence put in next to a nest.

Can I move the nest at all?

If I leave it, I know the fencing crew will scare the mom and knock the egg out of the nest.



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Feb 23, 2017
If No Other Way... Carefully
by: Judy

Hi Patty,

Thanks for asking!

This is a tricky situation.

It sounds like if you don't do something the nest and egg will be lost for sure. So only if absolutely necessary...

You could move the nest to a safer location making sure it is secure where you relocate it. Hopefully it will not have to be moved too far from its original spot.

The Mom may or may not continue with this nest but at least you will have tried. There is still lots of time left in the nesting season for her to start again if this situation is not to her liking. :)

Good luck!


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