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Elizabeth Dimond

Attleboro, MA, United States

Description

It appears that two robins have laid eggs in this nest, as there are eight instead of four

Category

Unusual nests

Species

Double Robin Clutch

Recent Comments (8)

  • Andrew says:

    How are there so many eggs in there?

  • Omar says:

    That’s a lot of eggs!

  • Paula says:

    This is amazing. Are both sets of parents tending the nest??? Please keep us up to date on how things turn out. 🙂

  • Cynthia S says:

    Wow that’s pretty crazy! Wonder if only one Robin will raise them?

  • Elizabeth says:

    I wish I knew enough to be able to differentiate between sets of parents, but honestly I’m doing well to have correctly identified the species at this point. There are now multiple hatchlings but I’m not sure exactly how many. The nest is inside a bush so it’s hard to get a really good look without being intrusive, but I’m trying!

    • Paula says:

      Thank you for the update! It CAN be really hard to monitor Robins’ nests when they are well concealed in a shrub, especially since the birds are so protective of their territory and their young. Clearly the presence of nestlings indicates that *someone*, (or someone”s”), was diligently incubating the eggs! (BTW, your interesting find was highlighted in the NestWatch eNewsletter, in case you have not seen it.) Again, thanks for sharing.

  • Eva says:

    Geeze … are they all going to fit in that nest when they hatch out? I’m with Paula … Are both sets of parents tending this nest? You definitely need a nest cam on that one! 😉

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