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Donna Barski

Arcade, NY, USA


One day in late June, I discovered a robin’s nest in our shed, at the end of our hanging ladder. (Not a good location as we need that ladder from time to time.) My husband mounted a shallow wood bowl just a few inches above the ladder nest-site. I moved the nest to the bowl. The Robin decided to rebuild on the ladder again – not taking the new “penthouse” site. This time (wiser now) we removed the ladder and placed the new nest in the bowl. Our girl must have been sooo happy with this change that she laid two eggs the next day in the bowl nest site. And then a third on the next day!

Note: I thought that many birds lay just one egg each day before starting to brood.


Third Time Is A Charm!

The Robin's third choice - the "pent house" location in the mounted bowl above her original nest site locations.

3 responses to “Third Time is a Charm!”

  1. Micah says:

    Wow thats cool, I like the photos of the eggs they are great.

  2. Donna Barski says:


    Glad you like the photo! Robin’s eggs are such treat to see! Hope to post a picture of the triplets one of these days!

    Happy Nest Watching!


  3. Texas Bird Family says:

    Remember that moving a nest is illegal.

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