We have a new tenant at the driveshed.
It took about a dozen false starts, but a robin has finally managed to construct a nest.
The streamers of grass waving over the door track caught the building inspector’s attention. Matt gave her a boost so that she could check the construction up close.
The mud wasn’t dry, but the robin got a pass nonetheless.
Now she just needs to move in and start her family.
Is anyone constructing a new house where you are? Or do you have any birds sitting on nests? Who’s your building inspector?
Finally I’ve figured this out! If you copy and paste the above link in your browser, you’ll see a photo of our hummingbird nest with two tiny eggs in it. The photo will probably be much bigger than in real life, as the nest itself is only about one inch across, and the eggs less than a centimeter. You can see Mama has used moss and dryer lint to make it soft, and she’s incorporated spider silk into the construction (which you can’t see) so the nest will expand as the babies grow. It’s pretty amazing! That pic was taken on April 4th, and at least one and probably both babies are here now. 🙂
Your row of false nests is quite funny. I didn’t know robins used mud in their nests. Hopefully she will come back and use it!
Nevermind about copying and pasting, I see it turned into an actual link when I hit post. I’ve been trying to figure that out for awhile now!
That is an amazing picture! I can only imagine how small it is. It’s amazing all of the materials she uses. We have hummingbirds around here, but I’ve never seen their nests.
That is truly beautiful Jan!