Robin’s Nest

robin nestΒ© 2014 Michael Fiveson

I have two nesting robins at my house. This one has chosen a nest on my gutter downspout and the other is in an aspen tree in my front yard. I think it’s very cool.

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62 thoughts on “Robin’s Nest

  1. We have a nest that’s right above our front door. As much as I love the birds and if I owned my house instead of renting, I probably wouldn’t be so bent over it. They have shat all over my front door and rug, and it’s really gross. I do get amazing shots of the nests, and when they hatch its nice to hear them chirping. Altho’ last year, there were 12 crammed in the nest and 3 died, that was kind of icky too. so is it a fair trade off? The jury is still out on this. Good luck with your birdie friends! πŸ™‚

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  2. I had a robin build a nest in the decorative light fixture of my garage. It apparently abandoned the nest because of me so inconsiderately using my garage and constantly opening and closing the door. Probably a good thing because when I used the outdoor lights one morning, it set the nest on fire, which is how I discovered a robin had built a nest in the decorative light fixture outside my garage.

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  3. They used to nest on our back deck. The only problem was they got mad at us if we needed to go out through the back door — which leads onto the deck. So while they were nesting and until the nestlings flew away, we couldn’t use the back door. They never understood “sharing space” — or that it actually was OUR space. But they were nonetheless, welcome visitors. This year they seem to have chosen somewhere else. First time in 3 years we don’t have a nest. Love your picture. Say Tweet for me πŸ˜‰

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    • Well here is the rest of the story. After the nest appeared I found a perfect white bird egg while walking my dog. I cupped it gently and brought it home and put it in that nest. So I will certainly go see if it is still there and when the baby birds appear there might be one of a different species, which would make me a mad scientist, or a friend of nature.

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  4. This is great. When we moved into our house, the previous tenants left a fake tree. We put it out on the rear patio and one day there was a hummingbird nest in it. Of all the trees and bushes in our yard, this hummingbird chose a fake one! It was great to watch the mother sitting in the nest, then feeding them as they hatched. What a find. And you have two nests to watch- oh, and I might say, clean up after! Enjoy!

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    • We have been in this house 15 years and it is the first time we have nests that are accessible. I won’t bother them other than some photos. I took one today of the posted nest and there are 3 eggs in it, including the one I put there. Very cool stuff and maybe tomorrow’s post.

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  5. How wonderful, Mike! You must have given her a sense of security and trust for her to nest so close . She has the look of a fierce and protective mother. I love all your creature shots. This one is special, though, isn’t it?

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    • It is special, thank you, and there are more to come. One of the eggs in that nest is one that I found. Her two eggs (so far?) are a gorgeous blue and there is the white one I placed. I have a few photos I’ll probably post tomorrow, with the story of the egg I found.

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  6. So … what happened with the one white egg??
    Check the next post, LB! (right?)
    and I do think that there are an awful lot of cat posts!

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  7. We had a robin nest in a motorcycle helmet in our shed one year !
    How lucky you are Mike to be able to observe these at such close quarters πŸ™‚

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