We had a robin that built a nest, laid her eggs, sat on them and then they hatched. After, two weeks the baby bird's flew away, one by one. They are all gone now. We were wondering how long should we keep the nest on our front door? Will the baby bird's or the mama robin come back to sit in the nest? We just don't want to take it down if there is a chance they might come back.
Type of Animal: bird
Name of Bird: robin
My name is XX. XX and I'd be happy to help answer your question.
Please let me start by saying you did a GREAT JOB of not disturbing the robin family while their nest was on your front door. Good for you!
Now that the babies have flown away, they will not use the nest again. It does not serve as a "home base" for a robin family once the babies have flown.
This is the very best time to take it down, and the sooner, the better.
You need to act quickly to remove the nest, because it is quite likely that the momma robin will return to the nest to lay another clutch.
And then the whole process will start all over again, and you'll have to avoid disturbing the nest again and wait for this new clutch to leave before removing the nest.
And so on...
But the babies who were raised in the nest are done with it now. Job well done!
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17 years of general small animal practice with an emphasis on avians, hand-raising experience