American Robin Nest
Turdus migratorius

f22 @ 1/60s, ISO:200, Nikon D300S w 17-55mm @ 18mm


"American Robin," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The nest is most commonly located 1.54.5 m (4.914.8 ft) above the ground in a dense bush or in a fork between two tree branches, and is built by the female alone. The outer foundation consists of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers. This is lined with smeared mud and cushioned with fine grass or other soft materials. A new nest is built for each brood, and in northern areas the first clutch is usually placed in an evergreen tree or shrub while later broods are placed in deciduous trees. The American robin does not shy away from nesting close to human habitation and will frequently construct nests under eaves or awnings on human homes when such locations provide adequate shelter. Robins are not cavity nesters, and so will generally not use a bird house, but will take advantage of artificial nesting platforms that have been provided.
Pocasset, Massachusetts
 
05/24/2010