Found this 1 day old dead blackbird chick on the ground in our backyard. I wasn’t able to find its nest. Each year a blackbird builds a nest in our jasmine bush. But not now... This chick must have come from another location. But where?
Chicks thrown out happens more than you think... I always feel sorry when I see a thrown out one. But also when a chick is sick or when the mother or father smells a different scent that ain't theirs, they'll kill or throw a chick out as well. But from experience I know that with blackbirds, a mother will even seek for her chick if she can't find her chick in the nest. For I've taken care of some young as well when they were out of their nest. And the mothers would stay at the window of the shed, trying to get in to get to her chick.
That could've happened as well. But the chick itself wasn't damaged. There wasn't even a nest in another bush in the backyard. I had plans to cut this bush but if there was a nest in it, I wouldn't cut the bush. But I also couldn't find one in there.