Friday, April 30, 2010

My creative Robin nest builder

Be sure to go check out the latest additions to the FULL MOON FOR APRIL challenge.
We have Full Pink Moon, Full Fish Moon, art dolls and fiber projects. All excellent to see.

Apparently, nest building is not programmed in genetically. Well, at least not the basics. I have had Robins nest here that make a neat, well packed mud and grass nest with no litter on the porch and from start to finish it's done in a day.
This Robin, bless her heart tried for a week. A WEEK I tell you, to drape long grasses over the top of the light fixture to make her nest.

As you can see most of it, heck all of it ended up in my wicker planter, not to mention what blew around on the porch.
The male Robin sat in a nearby bush and chirped at her all during the nest building period. Offering lots of encouragement I guess or criticism. Who knows how their relationship goes.
So you can see she has equal draping on both sides of the light fixture. We've removed the light so when we forget and turn it on at night we don't send her squawking up into the porch roof.
She sat in it for a day and night and hasn't been back again. I double checked and no eggs.
Maybe she went for a fly about before laying her eggs?

:)Bea Who is going to be creative with moving stored items today.


  1. She's just being creative! She's one of those artsy types. Love it.

  2. What a HOOT!! I laughed all the way through this post! I guess some of us, ME INCLUDED, are just not domestically inclined. Maybe all she ever wanted to be was an investment broker! :)

  3. OH man, you just gotta love that birdie's persistence!

  4. I think she might have gotten it from her mother. I looked at last year's photo and one side had a draped effect. The grandmother, the year before, made a compact, no silliness nest. lol :)Bea

  5. KatieJane, I think you are right. She seems to have felt the nest creation was the extent of her involvement in this whole thing. :)Bea

  6. Kris, it was almost painful at times. I wanted to go out and tape the blasted grasses down for her.
    Even with the rain, the pond nearby, she didn't quite get the concept of MUD. lololsnort :)Bea

  7. Oh Bea, I fear she didn't go out for a fly about, I think she went out for another line of crack!
    Yup, she's either mentally challenged or a meth head. She probably doesn't have any eggs, because that wasn't her husband squawking at her, it was her parole officer. Troubled, very troubled.

  8. I can't help but smile...I have several Carolina wrens competing for the bird houses I have hung for safety reasons to protect from the raccoons and a mean gray and white cat that shows up from time to time to create havoc for my old cat Desdemona. Bless her pea picking little heart...this little robin... and lucky she sowed up at your home. Happy Derby Day...did you see the Oaks today and the filly who came from last place to win by a nose, Have a great weekend. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  9. Trudi, that cracked me up. :)Bea

  10. Mary Helen, I haven't watched anything yet. Well, I'm watching a Bluejay, that's watching my table and the sparklie things that might be out on it. I do NOT want to do battle with a Bluejay. :)Bea