J Ryder - Wild Robin on a UK Clothesline (http://gallery.hd.org/_c/natural-science/_more2006/_more06/robin-redbreast-o n-washing-line-in-suburban-back-garden-Kingston-London-England-1-JR.jpg.html)
"My kettle's no use any more," mother said...
She hurled the hole-y thing over the hedge...
A robin who found it flew down from a tree..:
"This'll do nicely for missus and me..."
Now robin and family, happily settled..,
Peep out - all five from the hole in the kettle.
For centuries the English have observed that robin redbreasts like to nest in human's discarded 'junk'. Old hats, old boots, old kettles (above). If the human's 'junk' is to be found in or near human habitation, the better robins like it. Robins love to roost in occupied barns and buildings, and small suburban backgardens.
Why? Even though they are wild birds, the robins simply like to be near humans.
There are many other examples of wild fauna choosing to live near, or with, humans. For instance, in the last century in New Zealand there lived a wild dolphin called Jack. Of his own volition, he would guide passenger ships through a particularly dangerous strait - where he lived. Why? This wild dolphin liked to help people. Nor is Jack unusual. There have been many instances where wild dolphins stopped...