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Building a new nest on top of babies? What to do?

new2blues
10 years ago

Just moved to a new house this spring and put up 2 boxes at each end of a large yard. Had one successful nesting in one box with 5 fledging in early May. Checking the other box (had been gone for 3 weeks) found 3 hatchlings and observed both parents attending the nest. Today I notice what seemed strange behavior-- male and female going to entrance of box but not entering. Checking th box I find a nest is being built on top of the babies to the point that they can barely be seen. Any explanation for this behavior and anything to do about it? I don't know if this is the same pair or a different pair.

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