Looking For a Home
Somewhere out there, a robin thinks your backyard is its home territory. A robin's territory is where mating and nesting takes place.

A male’s first job in spring is to find a territory. He works hard to find the best land. He flies over neighborhoods or sits high in trees. He looks and listens. What do you think a robin wants in his territory? What doesn’t he want?


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Photo: Laura Erickson