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The Case of the Robins and a New Pool (1 Viewer)

Nicolemid

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Canada
Hi all,
I’m Nicole from just outside of Toronto, Canada. Spring has sprung here and with it has come the rerun of all the birds. It also comes with the excitement that we are getting a pool in a few weeks. I have three kids, 8, 9, 12. As we prepare for the construction of the pool the little kids found a nest in their tree house. I mean it’s perfect. Shielded from rain, wind, sun, even snow last week. It’s a luxury apartment she’s chosen...except it’s all going to be demolished in about two weeks.
Mama Robin has laid 5 eggs. Today we came to the conclusion that one of the eggs has hatched and Daddy Robin is dutifully doing his job feeding his baby.
After much debate and my 8 year old daughter’s tears, I had made a plan to relocate the nest close by and in a safer place from demolition. That all went up in flames after I realized we had a hatchling.
What are our options to keep these babies healthy and safe. We don’t have an exact date for the beginning of construction yet, but it’s close. Should I move the nest? Should I just hope they are gifted fledglings and will leave the nest within the 2 weeks. Little girl 8 is very concerned. It’s keeping her up at night.
 

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delia todd

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Hi Nicole and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

American Robins take about 14-16 days until they fledge. If you try to interefere with the nest at this stage I fear the adults will abandon it.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.
 

Kits

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Welcome to Birdforum! I am sure that you will find lots to interest you here and I hope that you enjoy your visits.

It is illegal to move the nest.
 

Lisa W

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Hi and welcome to the forum. You really need to leave the nest in place until the babies have fledged.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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