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Rob(I)n...that's "the eye of the Robin"!...and its nest-under construction

Here's the Robin, probably the most common bird in North America:

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Here is the beauty of its eye, especially those I'd-like-to-have-'em long lashes:

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There is a very small Clematis creeper in our back yard, that too, right next to the garage door, ensuring maximum disturbance.

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So...ofkose, Wannabe-Mother Robin chooses this quite-exposed and dangerous place for her nest!


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Every morning and evening (I am not looking at other times) she adds to the work-in-progress:

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The male Cardinal looks down, literally and figuratively, upon this stupidity, and like the Kookaburra, he laughs...

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Let me see if the nest progresses further, or (like many other nests), the robins abandon it.

Meanwhile, two House Finches, two Cardinals, and two Robins (different ones I think) are all fighting to build their nests in the same Arbor Vitae shrub/tree in the front yard.

Bird-brain is quite an apt term!
Tags: birding, home, nesting behaviour, photography, st louis
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