Monday, October 1, 2012
Fledgling's Growth - One Mynah fledgling missing from the nest 2 September 2012
We have not been able to check on the nest since 29 August, 2012 when the first two fledglings were born.
Both adult Mynah were constantly guarding the area, flying away for a split second to find food for its baby.
Today, sadly and mysteriously, we found one fledgling missing. The surviving fledgling has grown a great deal within 4 days.
The remainding turquoise blue egg was tainted, perhaps with dirt.
One of the four eggs laid was missing.
Did a predator take them away? Was it because the fledgling was deemed not able to survive and was, therefore, discarded by the parents? We have gone to the area below to check if it has fallen off the nest but no, we couldn't spot it.
Then, I thought I should have installed a webcam inside the birdhouse for easy monitoring.