Robin's nest

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  1. Blue Bill

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    A couple weeks ago, I noticed a bunch of dried grass and leaves all over my porch. Turns out a robin was attempting to build a nest on the top of our thermometer, which is a dome-capped cylinder about 3 inches in diameter. It wasn't going to end well.

    I made a little platform from a couple wood scraps, and hung it over the thermometer. The robin took one look at it and began building an awesome nest, from mud, straw and sticks. It took all day.

    My niece snuck a selfie stick up there to take a peek:

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    Beauty! We had bunches of them growing up in NY. Eggs were a little lighter blue.
     
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    I have one just like it on my porch.
     
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    I thought this was gonna be a Magnum PI thread.....

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    I've only ever seen the pale "robins egg blue" eggs around here. None so dark or greenish but hey chickens have brown and white eggs. Variety right?
     
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    No robins here but they are gorgeous birds.
    Kudos on creating a platform for the robins to nest
     
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    Around here the Grackles kick the Robins out of their nest... also the Brown Thrush... survival of the boldest I suppose? I’m not a big fan of birds... but live and let live in their own selfish government protected ways...
     
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    Those are odd-colored eggs alright. You better keep an eye on them to see what starts to hatch. If it has scales...or glowing eyes...better call Ortho.
    ...or the sheriff!
     
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    That was so lame how in the end Higgins turned out to be Robin, when circumstances of prior episodes made that impossible...
     
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    I thought it was going to be about the 70's British sitcom.

    btw @Blue Bill - I like your avatar. Not sure if that duck is yours, but we have a duck that lives with us (a wild one, that we adopted, or maybe it adopted us, a few years back.
     
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    We had a gas fireplace installed a couple years ago. A robin insists on building its nest on top of the exhaust for it every spring. I think it’s awesome and enjoy watching them. Mrs. Slip Kid, however, still wants to use her fireplace in April so I’m tasked with dissuading them.

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    I as surprised too. Now that you mention it...we have a lot of brown-headed cowbirds around here. It's possible they aren't even robin eggs at all!

    Hi Ian. I got tired of my old avatar, so for laughs, I searched "Blue Bill", and found this duck picture.

    EDIT: I checked. The cowbird eggs are typically speckled and brownish. Phew!

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    No.... He retracted that later on I recall. Plus there were clues along the way he was messing the "the boys".

    Dang it....now I gotta rewatch it...
     
  14. Blue Bill

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    I only count two... They're getting big!

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    I think the color is normal. Keep in mind, the pic was taken in a dark shadow, causing underexposure.
     
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    Sweet! Robin's nests are often subject to predation because they typically are not well hidden. Mammals, birds, and reptiles will all eat eggs/nestlings if they can get to them. Hopefully, these will fledge successfully!
     
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    We have a nest in the circled corner of our deck that's been used by multiple birds over the years. At least twice a year.

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