BESG account of the failed nesting of a pair of a pair of
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) caught the attention of Wolfgang Hieronimi from Chiangmai, Thailand LINK
“I have a similar experience. Here in Chiangmai, it was a Flying Tree Snake which starts robbing baby birds out of their nest during the early morning hours,” wrote Wolfgang.
“Found a nest lodged between my orchid plants, hidden under the leaves. I am afraid, after hatching, the young ones will be eaten by a Flying Tree Snake. They get attracted by the noise the babies create when parents arrive with food.”
Well, of the two eggs that hatched, one of the chicks was actually taken by a snake. Wolfgang saved the other chick, otherwise it too would be taken.
21st July 2017