So, I spent  probably six hours yesterday on a post wherein I discovered a counterintuitive but illuminating link between ideas in two articles I had read that morning.  By the time the sun went down and it still wasn’t done, I was ready to admit that the link was as follows:  they were both interesting.  And that was it.

So here instead is an old one about Robins.

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  • Whitewaterlily

    Robins cannot protect their nests against cats by pecking. They leave the nest when disturbed asap to divert the predator’s attention. The cat will rather try to pursue a moving prey than look for a nest of which she doesn’t know that it exists. So what the Robin mother does is rather heroic: She tries to draw the predator’s attention to herself.