Every year the Robins show up to claim Far Guys step ladder that is under the eave of his garage. The nest is high and dry and most likely warm from the steel siding. The Mama Robin has a view to the east and trees nearby.
She and he make a pretty big mess building their perfect nest. ( She does most of the nest building work) This is their second nest full this summer. The Mama Robin does most of the incubating of the eggs while the Papa Robin watches from a nearby tree. They both work to feed the young once they have hatched.
The first babies fledged and in a few days ..these were found in the nest.
Four more eggs! Pretty little things! Last year they raised three broods of young. You would think since we provide a great space for a nest the least they could do is show up in my yard first before going over to “she who sees robins first.”
Did you know that Robins can eat 14 FEET of worms in a day? I am sure this little bit of information will come in handy someday. ( My Grand’s sometimes read my blog..I would like for them to learn something new everyday..so whoever reads this first and calls me and hollers “Grandma! Robins can eat fourteen feet of worms in a day” that Grand will win five bucks.) Update ***Adam called me at work and won the $5.
I finally found a pattern for nesting boxes for Robins and Phoebes. Far Guy is going to give it a whirl and try a couple on the east side of his garage. Maybe they will use them and he will be able to use his step ladder during the summer again:)