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Death in the parking garage

December 23, 2011

It was a windy day. These two (?) bird skeletons fell out of a nest in the concrete structure:

Bird skeletons in parking garage

From the looks of them, they might have died last winter – which wasn’t extraordinarily cold. Why did they die together, in the nest? The only thing I can think of is that the extreme snowfall last February might have made it impossible for them to find food.  A creature that weighs an ounce or two wouldn’t exactly have a lot of reserve.

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  1. December 23, 2011 at 13:20 | #1

    Ditto for possibly both falling ill at the same time.

    Nature, red in tooth and claw, and dry in bones.

  2. Chas, PE SE
    December 23, 2011 at 17:31 | #2

    Another possibility is they were unfledged siblings, and something happened to the parent. Difficult to tell from the remains.
    Used to find pidgeon nests in bridges while inspecting them. If nest was empty, or only had eggs, we shoveled it out to conduct inspection and reduce corrosion. If the bridge was looking back, we let ‘em alone.

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