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Old 05-21-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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We have a Robin nest outside our bedroom window and I've noticed that one of the birds will hang out there the entire time, feeding the babies, etc.... But I was wondering where does, I'm guessing the male, the other bird stay?
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Kanada (*v*)
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We have a Robin nest outside our bedroom window and I've noticed that one of the birds will hang out there the entire time, feeding the babies, etc.... But I was wondering where does, I'm guessing the male, the other bird stay?

Birds do not go to their nests at night, unless they have eggs or babies there.Birds like the Robins that are active during the day roost and sleep in trees, shrubs, and bushes, on building ledges, windowsills, under bridges, in barns, under eaves, anyplace where there is some shelter from the weather and from predators.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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For the previous two summers I have had two small fuzzy feathered black colored birds come after dark up to our front porch in a corner on the inside where you can look right up at them and clump one almost on the other and sleep.
At first it sceared me a little because I thought it was a bat,but after looking several different times I discovered it was two birds,their heads were like tucked inside their feathers so I could never see a face.
Still it was kind of weird to me,of all the trees in our yard why they prefered for two summers to sleep in that same overhead corner.
I realy hope they find a new Bed and Breakfest this year,I feel much more relaxed sitting in my porch rocker knowing that nothing is going to fly down at me at any moment.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:14 PM
 
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We have a robins nest w eggs. She has always been there every night until recently. Is this normal? The eggs are still there, unhatched
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:02 PM
 
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We have a robins nest w eggs. She has always been there every night until recently. Is this normal? The eggs are still there, unhatched
Cat may have gotten her or she came to some other demise or she simply abandoned the eggs and nest.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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How long do they sleep?

Do they lie down? If not, why not?

What do they do in a storm?
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:22 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Trees and, oh yeah, my outdoor thermometer which is sheltered under the carport.


Never forget the time a pair of turkey buzzards were roosting on a tree branch in a cold rain which turned to ice when it came into contact with anything. One of them tried to get his "feet" unstuck. It worked so hard and finally .... it fell to the ground. I guess the wings were frozen too? But the bird was none the worse for wear. Meanwhile, its mate didn't even bother to move, just waited until the day warmed up.
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:32 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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How long do they sleep?

Do they lie down? If not, why not?

What do they do in a storm?

They hold on with their claws while roosting.


We had a semi-wild turkey who adopted us. Named him "Willie." He was probably a refugee from a turkey farm down the road which had gone under. Anyway, he roosted on the roof every night. This was August-Sept. and we get some hairy T-storms in the mid-Atlantic, but ol' Willie was never afraid.


Must have had a guardian angel turkey protecting him.


Willie terrified the cats as well as my wife, and attacked his own reflection in the hub caps, but he wiped out the cricket population the two months he hung around.


Left in October, probably looking for a honey or else knew Thanksgiving wasn't far off.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Germany
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How long do they sleep?

Do they lie down? If not, why not?

What do they do in a storm?
For the first two questions, Do birds sleep? : Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12

For the last question, all the evidence I have seen is that tree roosters seek sheltered trees or sit next to the trunk. Except European Robins, but then they are crazy birds. They will still sing at night during a January storm.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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I'm not convinced mockingbirds ever sleep. I've heard them carry on all night.
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