My Pet Robin
(St Williams, Ontario, Canada)
Well, to start off with my story, I have had a Robin make a nest on top of my back porch light fixture, she has done it for the two years now.
I have grown quite attached to her, and always when I'm out back hanging laundry or passing by my back porch, I say "How's my little Robin doing?" in a high pitched voice, or "Hi Robin-Robin!".
It is hard to have BBQs back there because we are afraid to scare her and then she will abandon her eggs, or babies, so we are trying to be very quiet in our kitchen because her nest is right outside the back door there.
What my boyfriend and I do, is have a BBQ really quick, put out the smoke and clean up and get out of there so she will fly back to her nest! We eat our meals on the front porch for now, till her babies grow up and leave the nest.
I also can tell when shes freaking out about something, because she gives out a loud shriek, like shes upset or scared, every time I hear her do that, I look out my kitchen window, and sure enough, there's a cat too close to our porch where her nest is, so I have to go out and scare off the cat.
Even though I love cats too, but Robin is my girl, and I will do anything to make her feel comfortable on my back porch!Thank you so much, Rebecca, for your charming story about your Robin - it is so sweet that you take so much time and effort to make the mother Robin feel safe and secure!
I added a picture of a Robin to your submission - I hope you like!