Robin nest in shed

I have a robin nest in my shed in Southwick, West Sussex. Four eggs laid by 23rd April, only one chick has ever been seen. Chick was born Sat 9th / Sun 10th May.

For some reason YouTube pulled the first two streams after 72 hours or so citing a 'violation of community guidelines' God knows why. Hence be prepared for the stream to be updated. Below are two links, the first is the YouTube stream; the second is to my website where I've embedded the stream. If it goes down again I'll embed another in the same place so you can find it easily. This means I won't have to repost a new stream link every time.

The adult robins are very tame - yesterday I was raking away a load of ivy that I'd removed from a wall and dumped on the lawn a few days earlier. As I was raking it the male (I think) was picking insects out of the remains and going in and out of the shed to feed the chick. He came with a couple of feet of my own feet and the rake a number of times. We watch from the sun-room, they enter the shed via the eaves, then appear on screen. Addictive viewing.


  • Very nice to see Chris, will be nice to see how this nest progresses.


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  • Gonna be good to follow the little chicks progress, a quick rewind showed me two adult Robin visits & the huge yellow gape they are trying to fill!!


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  • You might have to check the box on your YouTube home channel page that says content suitable/unsuitable for children. I always put unsuitable. It makes things easier.

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)


  • I wonder if anyone would care to comment. There is some concern on another neighbourhood forum where I've shared the link that the chick isn't being fed enough. Now mum's not on the nest, and the chick is left to fend for itself most of the night, I'm getting messages of concern from 'interested;' parties. Chick is being fed, perhaps less regularly, and is gradually finding its feet in the nest. Eyes have opened and feathers increasing - my hunch is that things are ok but I'd welcome any feedback, thank you.
  • ADVICE PLEASE. Robin aged approx 10 days has fallen / got out of the nest on the box on the shelf in the shed, and is now wedged in and under the leaves that the nest was made on. Seems to have buried itself somewhat. Still moving but might be stuck - looks it to me. What should I do - carefully pop it back in the nest or not interfere?

    There's no danger of cats etc the shed is safe, but I'm concerned that it can't get anywhere from where it is, even if it is an early fledgeling, which I doubt given it's age. I'd welcome feedback ASAP please!

  • Is it full sized and completely feathered?

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)


  • In reply to monkeycheese:

    It's considerably smaller than the adult but with feathers / down, approx 10 days old. Spoke to an RSPB chap who advised to move it in view if it's buried. I lifted it gently with a cardboard scoop from under the leaves and it suddenly got very agitated and flapped off the cardboard and more by luck than judgement, landed back in the nest. Stream going live again ASAP.