Last spring a pair of robins made a nest beside our front door. They hatched 3 chicks which we got to watch as they hatched from their eggs, grew bigger and after about 3 weeks flew from the nest to never return to it. The male robin returned about 6 weeks ago. He began to guard the nest, chasing any other birds away from the front of the house. He would see his reflection in our office window and begin to fight himself! He would keep pecking at the window and sometimes he would fly feet first into it! I thought his own reflection was another robin near the nest. He did the same thing with the mirror on my Chey Avalanche. I had to begin to park it in the street to keep him away from it.
About a week and a half ago the female showed up. She spent the first week flying around and feeding on the ground with the male. She than moved into the nest. Once she was settled in the nest we did not see the male robin anymore. The female laid 4 eggs in the nest and is now spending most of her time sitting on them as you can see in the photos.
Click below to see a video of the 3 fledglings as they left the same nest last year.