What can I say, another failed nesting at my backyard. :( (sob-sob) I expected the fledgling to appear on Sunday, but when I woke up on Thursday morning and looked over the window, I noticed this. The right part of the nest destroyed and ripped off with strands of nest fibres dangled down there. No chicks movement or their call, just silent. It was normal nest with happily and noisy chicks feeding when I observed on Wednesday evening.
What caused this, I don't know. Maybe strong wind or night predator?. OGK. Parent looking for their chicks and the destroyed nest. Sad parent, looking their lost chicks. Still bringing food... For two consecutive morning, the female oriole came to this tree, waiting... and waiting and calling. She called with harsh voice, like this song recorded by David Farrow.
On behalf of the all the birds at my backyard and my family , I express sadness and extend condolences to both Oriole parent on the demise of their two oriole nestling.
This post is dedicated to Common Iora couple that lost their two babies two weeks ago. I documented here how mother Iora protected her chicks from the rain and bad weather. See how she spread her feathers fill to the brim of the nest, sealed it and protected her chicks from wet.
After the failed nesting of Common Iora, my attention is now on this Black-naped Oriole. The nest is quite high, about 20 feet at Cempedak tree. Unlike Iora, this Orioles are a bit jittery and will fly away from the nest if I walk from the car to my house. It is difficult to determine the sex as the colours are almost the same. If we go by average incubation period of 14 days, the chicks feeding will start soon. Stay tune!
"Do they not look at the birds, held poised in the midst of (the air and) the sky?
Nothing holds them up but (the power of) Allah.
Verily in this are signs for those who believe". Surah An-Nahl (The Bee) 16:79
"Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in? None upholds them except the Most Beneficent (Allah). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything". Surah Al-Mulk (67:19)