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American Robin Nest/Eggs

Turdus migratorius


Robin eggs are a beautiful blue, the average robin nest is 6-8 inches across and 3-6 inches high. Robins tend to lay one egg per day for an average clutch size of 3-5 eggs. The nest is incubated by the female alone, and the eggs hatch within 12-14 days.


Nests are built in evergreen trees, deciduous trees, and near homes and under eaves if those areas provide enough shelter. Robins are not cavity nesters so they don't usually use a bird house or nesting box for nesting.


This nest was found on the back of our house under the eaves, in the crook of the gutter elbow. The mother was always leery of me but she tolerated me watching her from a distance, and when she was not at the nest I would climb up on a chair and get a close up shot of the eggs and the babies after they hatched.

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2016
Submitted on Oct 31, 2016

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