A neighbor of mine gets robins nesting on the rack by her front door almost every spring. This year she discovered that the eggs had been destroyed by something. The next thing I know I discover a nest on my rack by my front door! I walked out one morning to see this muddy mess ( I didn't know robins used mud to build their nests!) The nest was empty for awhile and I really thought it had been abandoned until one day this week I discovered eggs!
Unfortunately being by our front door means there's a lot of traffic and the mama robin gets scared away easily. So the eggs are left unattended for long periods of time. I don't know if they'll survive with the mama scurrying away so often. I would love to move the rack to a more secluded corner of our porch, not right by the front door, but I'm afraid if I move it she'll never come back.
Does anyone know how long it takes for robin's eggs to hatch? If I can keep track of the days then I can figure out if they will survive. I'd hate for the robin to be sitting on a nest that will never hatch!
I will also try to get some pictures of her sitting on the nest too if I can get close enough.