The robins have been having a time of it this year in my yard. There are plenty of trees about the neighborhood, but the competition with blackbirds is fierce. This nest seems pretty cleverly placed in a pine tree. The problem is that the tree is only about two feet tall. The robins seemed to have figured out this wasn’t optimal and abandoned the nest.
There were four eggs, but something already took one. I hope it is not the same pair that is now nesting underneath our deck stair landing. If so, at least they moved up a foot or two.
Nature Note: A male hummingbird came on Mother’s Day and has stayed. The problem is an orchard oriole has lost interest in the oranges I put out and brushes the hummingbird off the feeder. Add an oriole feeder to the shopping list.