Mama Robin

Jun. 27th, 2017 08:55 am
shadowycat: (Butterfly)
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A mama robin has taken up residence in a nest in a tree next to my back patio. The nest was occupied last year by a robin, too. Of course, there's no way to know if it's the same robin sitting there now as sat there last year. Regardless, I was surprised to see the nest occupied again. I didn't think robins did that sort of recycling. From what I was able to find on the subject, it's not common but does happen occasionally. Has anyone else seen this sort of reuse of old nests?

Date: 2017-06-27 01:37 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Wow!

Date: 2017-06-27 03:08 pm (UTC)
shirebound: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirebound
What a great shot! I hope you get to see babies, too.

Date: 2017-06-27 03:51 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (MERL-MerlinConcentrate-yourlibrarian)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Good question -- we had some robins nesting on our balcony repeatedly for a few years. I don't recall that they used the exact same nest although from one year to the next the nest would have been gone anyway as they made them in plant pots and we would have cleared them out. Also, in at least one case the robin pair was clearly a different one.

Date: 2017-06-27 07:56 pm (UTC)
sally_maria: 1950s British Railways logo (British Railways)
From: [personal profile] sally_maria
Thank you, it's really interesting to see an American robin. I can see why they re-used the name, even though I believe they're not related to the British ones.

A welsh robin:


Date: 2017-06-27 11:20 pm (UTC)
marycatelli: (Default)
From: [personal profile] marycatelli
Oh, yes. Ours is a kind of thrush.

Date: 2017-06-28 07:57 am (UTC)
iddewes: (robin)
From: [personal profile] iddewes
The North American robins are quite a bit bigger than the European ones too! North American jays also look completely different from our jays. :)

Date: 2017-06-28 02:21 pm (UTC)
rdm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rdm
Quite the gorgeous shot!

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