[Tweeters] Robins bringing beans to nest?

Robert O'Brien baro at pdx.edu
Thu Jun 23 08:38:35 PDT 2022

Hi Marcia- Very interesting observation. Perhaps these are cherry pits
from wild or domesticated cherry trees. Typically the birds swallow the
entire cherry, later spitting up the pit. If so, you'll be growing cherry
trees, but they may need stratification before they sprout. Bob OBrien

On Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 5:18 PM Marcia Ian <gnudle at icloud.com> wrote:

> A pair of robins has built a nest on top of the light by my balcony door.

> She has been sitting on three eggs for at least a week, though I don’t know

> exactly when she laid them. Today I heard little clattering sounds under

> the nest and I thought perhaps eggs were hatching and chips were flying.

> But it appears that little pinkish beans, resembling faded aduki beans, are

> falling from the nest. So far at least 20 or so. What is going on? I’m

> soaking a few to see if they sprout into something.


> Marcia Ian

> Bellingham

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