Question for C3d
Hi. This is a bit gruesome, but you are the only person I can think of that might know the answer.
About a week ago I found 4 baby birds (may have been bluejays)... one had more feathers than the other 3 by just a little bit and it looked like they were of a blueish tint.
They were all dead, within 2" of each other. The gruesome part is that 3 of them were missing their heads. One had the head but it was mostly decapitated.
Other than that, there was nothing wrong with the bodies at all. No sign of damage as if something had pecked at and/or eaten it.
What could have done this? The only thing I could think of was a cowbird chick, but I thought they pushed the other chicks out at a much earlier age. Would it have bitten the heads off?