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One reason a robin's first nest is usually in an evergreen tree is because a
young robin may be afraid to build nests in more open areas. Also, In the
first year, they don't want to risk having a nest in large trees because they
are unexperienced in nest building and raising eggs (and birds). If they
built their nests in evergreen trees the first year, they can build lower to
the ground. My last reason is that the 1st year robins may not be able to
carry nesting materials up to the generally higher branches of leafy trees.
Rocky Hill, CT
Griswold Middle School
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