to be careful going in and out the front door, because a Mama Robin has built a nest about 3 feet from the door.
This was the nest at 7am on Tuesday:
This was the nest at 4pm on Tuesday:
And this was the nest at 8pm on Tuesday. Mama Robin sitting guard.
When someone goes in or out of the door, the Mama Robin flies away to a nearby tree. If you're not watching, you might just walk right into her flight path. I don't understand why she leaves the nest, though. It seems like she'd sit very tight to be protective of her eggs.
A quick search told us that the robin eggs should hatch in about 2 weeks. I hope they make it. I think it would be so cool see those little baby birds.