There is more to this than meets the eye. First of all, we noticed Cowbirds hanging around this season. They are known to lay their eggs in Oriole’s nests. A bit of a pesky and invasive bird. That being said, we may have lost Cowbird babies and not Orioles. Not sure we will ever know. The Orioles put up a big fight and dived at the snake. Even a House Finch joined in and some other Orioles… it was quite a scene. Hard to watch but I had to witness nature at work. It was especially hard as I saw the snake climb the Giant Bird of Paradise and knew he was headed for the nest. I come not to get involved and let nature take its course.