When I arrived home this evening, I noticed a little pile of twigs on my patio. What? How on earth did they get there? It couldn't have been the lawn service, since it has rained most of the day so they couldn't have been around to cut the grass. Just then a male Robin landed on the patio, took a twig in his beak, and flew up to the rafters of my roof. I watched him, as did Nels, and sure enough — he is building a nest! Just 6 or 7 feet from it is my bird house which now has "no vacancy." It has been rented by Chickadees. Across the yard from us is the Cardinal nest. I find this very fun!