Making it all the more galling was the nest was found on the opposite side of the house from the tree, the branch where the nest had been built was snapped at the base (and hanging limply from the tree - with small snapped branches all over the ground under the tree), and that there was a large splotch/splash of blood on the ground near one of the bodies.
I have little doubt that this was an act of savage cruelty on the part of some twisted, rotten soul. Whoever the perpetrators were (and it's likely they are the same culprits who have to date vandalised 4 chains of solar lights by tearing/ripping some of the protective covers off one of the LED's and proceeding to sever the cables), DAMN YOU!
(WARNING: What follow are some somewhat graphic images... Carry on at your own discretion)
The older baby, bloody stain, and broken egg
This is a really sad sight. Especially since when you can see how far developed the older chick was, or how finely built and pretty the nest was...
Look at how dainty and pretty this nest is!