Thanks for keeping your husband's baby birdie-killing fantasies in check! : )
I just thought I'd add, as a supervisor at a wildlife rehabilitation hospital, that it is illegal to tamper with a nest and its contents once the eggs have been laid. It's ok to move the nest for safety, as another poster did, but it's not legal to remove the eggs, nestings or nest.
Also, it is an old wives' tale that birds will not accept their babies once they have been handled by humans. They have no sense of smell and cannot tell that they've been touched. This goes for most mammals as well. If you find a baby bird on the ground, do your best to find the nest and put it back in. If you cannot find it, keep it in on a soft material like tissues in a margerine container, etc. on a towel on a heating pad and call your local wildlife rescue or shelter. Don't try to feed it or give it water.
Thanks for caring!
Early intervention specialist and parent consultant since 2002.