May 25, 2024

Nesting Robins (Erithacus rubecula)

So far this year we’ve been having a bit of a bumper year for nests.

Starlings have returned to last years penthouse suite above our bedroom window, the Moorhens who share our hen’s food successfully incubated 5 eggs, Blackbirds are again nesting in my lean to shed, House Sparrows are nesting in both our roof and that of our closest neighbour and the neighbours on the other side have Swallows building a nest in their car port. Its safe to say that spring has most definitely sprung.

Pride of place in this nest-a-thon must go to the┬árobins though who thoughtfully built their nest at just below eye height in the ivy which holds our coal shed together. Here’s a short edit of some footage I shot with my DSLR and Camcorder, which would be much better if the lighting was consistent throughout ­čÖé
A Robin's Nest in the Ivy