feed on open lawns and nest in woodland areas with trees
and shrubs. Your chances of attracting a nesting pair
are better if your garden has both of these elements.
beginning of the breeding season is announced by the
song of the male robin, usually heard from a high perch.
Once a pair of robins selects a territory, the business
of building the nest begins. Robins construct a cup-shaped
nest made of grasses, small twigs, strips of cloth,
hair and string. The inner surface of the nest is reinforced
with mud. The female incubates the three or four blue
eggs for 12 to 14 days.
usually raise two or three broods each breeding season.
During the hotter summer months, they prefer to make
nests in the higher branches of deciduous trees. The
moisture evaporating from the large leaves helps to
cool the female while she sits on the nest. During the
cooler months the nest is usually lower in the branches
of evergreen trees or shrubs. Robins
in the photo right took advantage of a "man-made"
branch on a farm building in rural Nebraska.
learn more, visit:
Spiders, Mice and More - Wildlife Resources
About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
of Nebraska Identification Guide - Nebraska Game &
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