posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:48 PM
While something unexplainable may be at work in the deaths there are a few reasons for very young birds falling to the ground.
1. Rival species will toss unattended babies out of nests.
2. Parasitical species (Brown-headed cowbirds for example) lay eggs in the nest of other birds, their eggs hatch first and they tend to dispose of
their smaller, later and weaker hosts.
3. High winds will knock birds out of nests.
4. Sick babies will be discarded by mothers.
Without knowing all the facts concerning these ill-fated deaths I don't know that we can imagine some unusual and sinister things at work, it is baby
bird season, the weather has been deplorable all across the country and many babies die before their first year.
Last year I witnessed four tiny hatchlings drop 50 feet from a nest tree about 15 minutes apart. Plop, plop, plop. Someone overhead was systematically
booting them out. At that age they were too tender to survive. I never could see the culprit but there are many types of birds nesting in our big oak
edit on 6/3/2011 by czygyny because: poor sentence structure