Many years ago I kner a naturalist who told a story about a robin who built a nest on top of a school bus and successfully raised a brood, despite the fact that the bus made it’s rounds every day. I never believed a word of his story.
One morning, a few years later, one of our assemblers (who knew that I am a birder) came into my office and told me “I just went out to get something out of my pickup, and this crazy bird flew out and attacked me. I was busy, and sort of just brushed him off.
That afternoon, he came back to my office and said “When I went out at lunch time, that bird attacked me again.” Now, I was curious. I went out to the parking lot with him to see what was up. What I found, was a nest on the rear axle, with four robin eggs in, and a very angry robin trying to chase me away.
I carefully removed the nest and secured it in a nearby shrub. I wasn’t real hopeful, but the bird did go back to the nest. Eventually, the eggs hatched and the babies fledged. I have always wondered if that bird was making the 20 mile round trip with him every day, or if it was waiting for him to come back every morning.
Retired electronics engineer. Avid paddler & birder.
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