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American Robin

Turdus migratorius

Description:

This nest was made a few weeks ago right outside our front door. It sort of popped up overnight, and within a day or so it held a handful of shiny, blue eggs. Of course, the nest received plenty of attention from neighbors, and whenever anyone's prying eyes got too close to her babies, their mother would begin chirping incessantly from our flowering cherry tree about 20 feet away. She was extremely aggressive in protecting her young. A few times we'd peer into the nest, only to be met by the penetrating gaze of the mother sitting atop her eggs just a few inches from our faces. As the babies hatched and grew, the mother was around less and less, unless there was a storm that threatened to harm her chicks. Finally, a few days ago, they spread their wings and flew off, the nest remaining in the same place for some other curious critter to explore.

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4 Comments

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

Thanks Ava! Just added!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...
Lovely story!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

Thanks, Daniele! I've added the story in the description.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Welcome back Caleb! Any story about this nest?

Caleb Steindel
Spotted by
Caleb Steindel

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2018
Submitted on May 28, 2018

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