Birds and Blooms

A mama robin chooses an un­usual spot to build a nest and have her ba­bies

More of Our Canada - - Content - by Carolyn Thrasher, Amherts­burg, Ont.

From in­dus­tri­ous robins to el­e­gant hum­ming­birds, these con­trib­u­tors cap­ture them all!

Last sum­mer, a robin built a nest up near the ceil­ing of our garage, on the garage door opener. It was so high up we couldn’t reach the twigs to re­move them be­fore the nest was built and then it was too late. Once we re­al­ized there were eggs in the nest, we be­came fix­ated on fol­low­ing their progress. Af­ter the baby robins hatched, we left the garage door open as often as pos­si­ble to al­low the mother and fa­ther to go in and out freely to feed their ba­bies. We’d take our lunch out to the garage and watch the ac­tiv­ity while we ate. It was great to see the ba­bies get­ting big­ger every day. Although I can’t say we’d al­low an­other nest to be built in our garage, it was a nice ex­pe­ri­ence this time. My hus­band joked that we should hang a sign on the garage door that says “No Va­cancy!” ■

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