Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bird nest, continued

When I arrived at Bosque Santa Lucia this morning, I was saddened to find an empty nest. Ants were carrying off the last pieces of the two chicks I had photographed two days before (refer to the previous post). Given the nest had been placed under a palm frond only 1.2 meters off the ground, my first thought was that some of the local dogs had found the birds. But I guess that wasn't the case, since the nest was in tact and there were some remains being removed by the ants. Who knows, maybe they starved to death.

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