hheldorfer Posted May 30, 2012 Share Posted May 30, 2012 A pair of robins has built a nest on top of one of my downspouts, tucked up near the eaves of the house. The nest is rarely unoccupied as they are incubating their eggs, but occasionally both mom and dad are gone. As I worked in the yard today (assisted by Buffy and Ziggy, of course), Buffy suddenly started barking very insistently toward the neighbor's house. A big crow was perched on the corner of the neighbor's roof only 15 feet or so away from the robin's nest, which I saw was unguarded. The crow was eyeing the nest - probably wanting to steal the eggs - and Buffy was determined to keep him away. She and Ziggy put on quite a show, barking, jumping and stomping their paws until the crow flew away. They even "chased" him to the edge of the property to make sure he was gone. Mama robin immediately came back to the nest and all was well. I know that Buffy has noticed the robin's nest but I didn't think it would mean anything to her. And we often have crows in the yard but I've never seen her react to them so vehemently. I can only assume that there was something in the crow's demeanor that she recognized as evil and felt she needed to defend her property against him. It was certainly an interesting encounter and, if Buffy really is clever enough to figure out the ill intentions of a crow, she's definitely getting smarter than me. Yikes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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