Robins have built a nest under our deck which comes off our 2nd floor. Today when we were in our back yard on the lower level, the male robin dive bombed us repeatedly. I understand he is defending/protecting his nest/eggs/mate and I don't want to disturb the nest. We come in peace!
How long will this aggressive behavior last and when will it be safe to go in our backyard? We have a 2 year old son and would like to be able to go out and safely play on the swing set and in his pool etc.
I have no way of knowing exactly when eggs were laid or if/when they have or will hatch.
Also, once the babies have left the nest, is it okay to remove the nest? If we come across nests in the future near areas where we are active, is it okay to remove them as long as there aren't eggs in them? (Trying to avoid this problem in the future.)
Thank you! Liz