Today brought the first time I've had 3--count 'em three-- nesting pairs of robins in my small yard. They are nesting around 60 feet from each other, forming a triangle to stay as far from the others as possible. The first pair nested in a roofed platform on my front porch, under the roof. It's safe, and the three nestlings are halfway to fledging.
The other two were more a product of desperation, and were started only on the last few days. As one is high in a maple crotch, I can't tell about it, but the pair are still attending to the nest.
The last is in my garage, and the mother has laid two eggs rapidly. It's a stressful place, as it's almost impossible to allow her to remain unbothered, but she's hanging in there. The leaves are late, so eventually they'll all have safer options.
I have never had even two pairs, let alone three. I'm not sure what drove this.
Latitude: 42.5 Longitude: -78.5
Observed by: Michelle
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