Right outside of my backdoor to my house, a robin has decided to build a nest on top of my homes electrical meter:


So far, I do not see any eggs in the nest There is now one egg present. How can I relocate it (or should I)? My main concern is the fact that my backdoor is right here. I don't want to open it one day to find a robin starring at me.

  • Congratulations on your new arrival.
    – Darren
    Commented Jun 4, 2020 at 19:27
  • @Darren not to be the bearer of bad news - but a few weeks ago the eggs disappeared from the nest... I think a predator unfortunately got to them :( - I left the question in case others come across a similar situation.
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Jun 4, 2020 at 20:50
  • Ah, I thought it was only posted today as it was at the top of the list. I didn’t look at the dates. Sorry for your loss.
    – Darren
    Commented Jun 4, 2020 at 20:59

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If there are no eggs just take it down and discard. Some birds ( eg. Carolina wrens) build a couple nests and then pick the best one for eggs ( don't know about robins). Also , I have seen a Carolina wren build the bulk of a nest in a few hours.

  • Too late now - an egg has appeared! Mama was also sitting in the nest earlier. I'll just have to try to be mindful of them now and wait it out.
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 16:25
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    They will be gone in less than 2 months. And they picked the location as satisfactory. Commented May 6, 2020 at 0:24

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