I think the Robin is actually plotting my death

For some silly reason a couple of Robins decided to build their nest atop our backyard gate. Now granted we do have another gate we can use, but if we even go anywhere near, the Robin sounds the alarm! The squeaks or yeeps that come out of its throat are very threatening, and I am concerned that one day, the damn bird is going to dive down, and swat me in the head.

Years ago, a pair of Cardinals that have nested in our backyard for twenty odd years built theirs too close to my clothesline, so every time I went out to hang the laundry I had to continually duck from the Cardinal making a bee-line for me. As much as I may want to remove this nest, and as much as my husband believes Robins are akin to rats, the nest will stay until the eggs have hatched, and the birds have flown the coup.

Nest above our backyard gate

Can you see the nest?

Robin Eggs

First view of her three eggs.

Robin hiding in the tree

The Robin is hiding in the tree as I came too close to snap another picture.

3 new Robin eggs

Still not hatched.

6 thoughts on “I think the Robin is actually plotting my death

    1. AlwaysARedhead Post author

      The Robin may pick another site next year, because he/she is finding out how much we use that entrance and is not the least bit happy. Though the minute we even step out on our front porch, they both start squawking. Thankfully we are still safe from them when we sit outside on the side porch.

  1. The Hook

    At first I thought this was an adventure of the “Red Dynamo”; one where she crossed paths with the Earth-19 evil version of Batman’s sidekick…
    But it wasn’t.
    So never mind.


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