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A Robins nest

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posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 12:16 PM
A Robin keeps building a nest above my side door. I don't mind the nest but I live in a windy area. Every morning I go outside and the nest is on the ground. Today the Robin was relentless. The nest is back again.
Here is a photo.

It is getting windy right now and the nest is about to fall again. I would feel like a creep if I tried to save the nest and I caused it to fall. Does anyone have any ideas.

I feel bad for this bird. Why can't she find a tree in a nice spot without wind?

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 12:30 PM
They tend to build nests in a similar area on my front porch. They will either keep trying or just eventually decide it isn't the best place for a nest. I would leave it alone.

The one who built the nest last year had babies. I noticed they didn't return this year yet as it really isn't the best location.

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 12:31 PM
a reply to: NwoDedispU

Could you nail some sort of platform for her?

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 12:35 PM
a reply to: Edumakated

Thank you, she picked a windy area and I just used duct tape to help support the nest lol. She is now back building the nest.

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 12:44 PM
If it's that precarious and there are no eggs, I might be tempted destroy the nest in the hopes of it abandoning the spot.

Sounds rough, but you might not be there to save it when it counts. Then you might wish you'd have moved her on.

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 12:51 PM
a reply to: SlowNail

There are no eggs. It has fallen 4 times. I even tried telling the bird she picked a bad spot, she just looked at me lol. I hope it stays this time.

Thank you

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 12:56 PM
Great idea with the duct tape.
My only concern would be to make sure there is no sticky part, anywhere babies could get stuck to. Just stick more tape to any of those spots, the opposite way.

And next year? Invest or build a couple bird houses maybe? They seem to like you!

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 01:09 PM
The Hilton Garden Inn in New Braunfels has a pair of orioles take up residence in their back exit every year. My wife and I (when i used to smoke, now i just sit with her) will sit and have the early morning cigarette in the truck and watch those orioles do their thing. One will stand guard in the nest or on the handicap parking sigh, the other will go out and bring back food or nesting material. The nest is a mud nest it appears.

Haven't been yet this year, so i don't know if one took up residence there yet. But its a great spot, with a big open field on 2 sides.

i enjoy watching animals and insects going about their daily lives. If i didn't work so much i'd probably just wile away the hours sitting outside watching the life live.

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 01:21 PM
a reply to: chiefsmom

Thank you, I taped it so the sticky it double taped. It is windy now and the nest is still up. She is building around the tape.
I will take a photo tomorrow. Should be cool to she what she does.

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 03:31 PM
Well, here's mine.

Left a dog blanket on my workbench. Went away for a weekend. Came back and a pair of robins had started to build a nest. Suspended DIY. All six chicks fledged, which is a good size brood. Even the dogs respected the robins right to a home and a decent family life. The nest was moss with a dog-hair lining and a fleece blanket base and roof, so very snug.

This is an English robin. I have a feeling the North American robin is four times the size!

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 03:34 PM
a reply to: paraphi

Any robins i've seen are about twice that size. Just smaller than a pigeon, not nearly as robust in overall build.

posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 06:18 PM
a reply to: NwoDedispU

You may want to get a soft doormat for underneath it. In my previous home we had a wooden gazebo that the birds put a nest in.
Same situation, windy, kept falling down.
I tacked a few nails to keep it up, and it worked.
But underneath it was a concrete ramp to the door.
I felt terrible when the little ones were falling out when learning to fly.
We lost 2 before I put a mat down.
I still have no idea how they got back up in the nest either.

Hope it works out for you.

posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 12:01 AM
a reply to: Natas0114

Thank you for your information. That is a really good idea.

posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 12:07 PM
NICE nest.

posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 12:40 PM
Nice thread.

We don't see any nests around our house.

But, I do put out feed....and have two suet feeder, and one seed platform.
One suet feeder is a 18 inch branch with quarter size circles drilled about half inch in.
We get downy woodpeckers and now a couple of flickers.

Too many sparrows.
Red winged black birds, juncos on their way through and to nest/fledge.
Grackles. Robins. Chickadees. House finches. Mourning doves. Cardinals and jays.
A few others.
And the feeder brings a Coopers hawk around.....they seem to favor the doves.

In the summer, golden finches feast on coreopsis and rudbeckia seed heads.

From now until the robins fledge, I supply dried mealworms for extra protein. When the time comes, daddy robin will bring the babies to learn how to fly and eat. It is so cute to see the not-so-small babies beg for food!!!!

posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 11:44 AM
a reply to: NwoDedispU

Just a update, the Robin has eggs. I don't know how many but she is sitting in the nest. Her nest made it. She let me walk up and take a photo. I think she knows I am harmless. Here is a photo.

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