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#1 1oldbuzz OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Ok so I have this box truck for storage

Needs a little TLC,Had every intention of doing

some work on it on 4/28/16

Tilted the cab and found this robins nest

first pic

today 5/8/16 went to move the truck to cut grass

found nest number 2 second pic

also checked up on the first nest third pic

and 2 were hatched out


I have had a pair of robins nesting around the house for the last 8 years

looks like 2 pair now

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Well..have to put that project on hold till they hatch out and fly away...LOL

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Very nice, thanks for leaving them. We have had a noticeable decline in nesting birds in our area. About 30 years ago a robin built her nest on the transmission of my TLB. I built my house on weekends and vacations. So I had to move the nest to a shelf I put up on a tree nearby. I used the TLB and parked it in its spot. As soon as I left, that robin was frantically looking all over the tractor for the nest. Finally she found the shelf. I checked the nest latter and found that she had added another egg. I guess that is why she was frantic. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 06:40 PM

For 2 summers,  a robin laid eggs in a nest on our 2nd story window ledge and hatched 3 the 1st year and 4 the 2nd year. Unfortunately the nest wasn't large enough to accommodate 4 little birds and they managed to push one out to the ground. Something (other bird) must have gotten the other 3, as I was checking on them everyday and all of a sudden, they were all gone....and the were too young to fly.

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 08:07 PM

We had little birds nesting in our awnings the first 2 years we lived in our house. It was neat because you could look right out the window and see the babies. I've since torn the awnings off the house.