Birds in a Planter
On mothers day my son gave me a beautiful hanging plant that we
placed on my back porch. Last Wed I took the plant down to water it and
found a perfect shaped nest that had been built in it. On thursday there was
a robin sitting in the nest. When it flew away my son looked inside to find
three eggs. Since then the robin has been sitting there daily. My question
is that when the robin takes off to feed is it allright to water the plant
around the nest?
Robins spend little time off the nest. Either observe when this happens or
take the chance of watering anyway by shooing the bird. Avoid getting the
nest wet or the young when they are hatched, and don't be surprised if the adults
abandon the nest. They will start another elsewhere.
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Update: June 2012