will the robin build its nest?
Robin nests are nurseries.
A suitable nesting site is critical to robin survival. In this week's report you'll learn what robins look for and need before building a nest.
Go outside and look at your outdoor spaces.
What places have all the features the female robin
looks for as she chooses a nesting site? For example:
structure will provide a sturdy base on which to anchor a mud-packed
nest that will stay secure for at least a month?
tree branches or ledges will be strong enough to support the weight
of at least one adult robin and a brood of four or five growing
the ground to the treetops, where will the nest be hidden from
the sight and reach of potential predators?
shade trees or sheltered ledges would protect the eggs—and then
the growing chicks—from wind, rain, and direct sunlight?
food and water sources nearby?