Update Signs of Nest-Building Journey North

A robin with a beakful of dried grasses — or one with mud smeared on its breast feathers — is a sure sign that nesting-building has begun. Both the male and female gather nest materials, but the female is usually the only one that does the building. It's hard work to construct a nest that's only about 3-8 inches in diameter.

Important to Remember: Avoid using chemical pesticides on lawns, watch a nest from a distance, keep cats indoors, and do not disturb. The nest is a nursery for eggs and babies.

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Judy Bostow


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