American Robin Nest...did I disturb incubation?
Posted in the Bird Watching Forum
#1 May 30, 2010
I live in the Detroit area of Michigan and Iím writing to ask anyone with the knowledge of American Robins a question about their eggs.
Yesterday, May 29th 2009 I observed a robins nest in my yard. The nest is located inside a fully fences tiny yard. Knowing nothing more than the average person about birds, I took a mirror (pic attached) and placed it above the nest so I could see what was in the nest. I knew not to touch the eggs or nest and the mother is still coming back to it, thankfully.
My questions are:
Isnít it a little late in the year for a new clutch of eggs?
Also, most of the time, I see this mother with a fledgling (fluffy, big, can fly, speckle belly). Mother will lay on the eggs and the fledgling will stand on the rim of the nest. Is this normal?
One last thing; I worked in my yard for a few hours this day and so the mother could not get to her eggs. Will they not hatch because of this?
Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon because I need to finish my work in the yard, but don;t want to disturb them.
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