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Dolly Daydream



Joined: 07 Apr 2012
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Location: Doncaster

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Removing nests Reply with quote

I when into our garage yesterday and found a robins nest in the roof. it's a new nest this year, although I haven't noticed it before. It's empty now so they must have finished with it.
I would love to see them using it again next year, so do I remove it or do I leave it. Do robins use the same nest again or will they rebuild a new one ?

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Strixaluco



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: Mayford, Sy

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Joanne - lucky you to have a robin's nest in your garage! A few years ago we watched a robin regularly taking mealworms from our caged feeder, and flying into the thick hedge at the side of the garden - but couldn't see any sign of a nest when we watched from a distance. Several months later, we found that our next door neighbour (the other side of the hedge) had a robin's nest in his shed!!!! Rolling Eyes What a cheek - taking our mealworms then nesting elsewhere.

I'm not sure about your nest query - we always clear out our nesting boxes in the autumn (as advised by the RSPB) but I think I'd be inclined to leave your nest. I don't know if it would be used again - but the robin may well "refurbish" it and use it again.

Good luck - and do let us know if you're lucky again nrxt year.

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