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3 years 2 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #1145 by christopher glanville
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I have lost a large number of fledglings at the point of fledging or up to a week old. This has not happened to me before
They look healthy and then are dead
I have lost plumbagous water redstart (two clutches) all lost ( one due to thunderstorm)
Orange headed ground thrush
Chestnut backed thrush (this morning)
Zosterops
Bearded reedling

Mineral deficiency?
Infection ?

All in outside flights

Chris
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3 years 2 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #1146 by Safdar
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Hello Chris
I think it's down to the hot temperatures.I was lucky at the beginning of the season , but has gone pear shaped since the heat. Lost many clutches
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3 years 2 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #1147 by Peter Moore
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Yes a lot of chicks have been lost this year due to the high temperatures.
if you take into account that it gets hot in the nests designed to keep chicks warm & that with a nest full of youngsters increases the temperature even higher and Bacteria thrives in these conditions.
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3 years 1 month ago - 2 years 10 months ago #1152 by christopher glanville
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I have just read about the loss of translocated ospreys in Poole harbour due to a suspected thiamine deficiency due to hot weather. sounds similar to the way my fledglings died. Is thiamine deficiency a problem in softbills? I have two amythest starlings due to fledge and I would hate to lose them

www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/sad-and-ch...erlay-context=photos
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