Robin (Nesting Behavior)

Date: 05/13/2023

Number: 1

We had an ice storm late winter. It took down one of my large White Cedars, roots and all. With the help of a pick up truck and a come-along, we managed to right the Cedar and brace it. I had noticed a Robin hanging around the Cedar when it was horizontal. Today we noticed that the Cedar was leaning and went to readjust the bracing. We only managed to move it a few centimeters. I stepped back to assess the work and noticed a Robin on a nest near the top of the Cedar. The Cedar will now remain askew until the babies have fledged. She was very sneaky at building that nest because that Cedar is visible out the front window and I should have seen her building it. The strange part of it is, we have a Cedar hedge surrounding half of our acre. She could have picked any one of those to make her nest in but she chose the one that we made the effort to put right again. Nest is situated on the south side of the tree, partially shielded and protected by two other Cedars of similar height, approximately 3.5 metres off the ground.

Municipality Of Lakeshore, ON

Latitude: 42.2 Longitude: -82.9

Observed by: Laura
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