Last spring we had a robin build a nest in a wreath that was hung on our backdoor. For weeks, we respected the mother and her four babies and did not use that door. After we became “Empty Nesters“, we took the nest down and gave it our grandson, Cody. It was nice to be able to use our backdoor again!
A few weeks later, we discovered another nest was being built on the same wreath! Seriously? We were not going to give up our door… again. The wreath came down and we put it away. There was a robin flying around our yard with twigs hanging out of her mouth, looking for our wreath and it was nowhere to be found. Although, with all the trees in our yard, she surely found another place to build her nest and did not miss the wreath.
This spring, as much as I wanted to, the wreath was not hung on our backdoor but we hung it on our front door, which is used more. Problem solved, right? We thought so until a couple weeks ago. My husband had hung our outside speakers outside on our house once the weather got nicer. Guess what? That’s right! We have a robin’s nest built on top of one of our speakers!
Just like last year, whenever someone walks past the front of our house, mama takes off, screeching at the top of her lungs… even when we are inside and walk by the window, there she goes! It seems like she spends more time off her nest than on!
Fortunately, the nest is quite high up so her babies are safe. Sadly for us, we will not be able to watch them grow as we did with the four last spring because of where the nest is. We do wonder how many eggs there are and when will they hatch? Too bad we can’t ask to see what kind of music she would like to hear! Country? Sunday morning Polkas? Lullabies? Talk radio? However, just as we respected wildlife last spring, we won’t be turning on the outside speakers until we become “Empty Nesters” again… but NOT before we figure out a way to prevent another nest being built on top of our speaker!
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