It started no differently than all home inspections.
I arrived early, put my tool kit on the front porch beside the door, and here beside the small hibiscus tree, and started looking at the outside of the house.
As I was walking off the front porch, the mother came out and, fairly viciously, attacked me. I have never been treated like that before on a home inspection.
Screaming, she got in my face. All I wanted to do was my home inspection. She was relentless!
Surely I wasn't impolite and I didn't yell back.
All I did was duck my head and continue to walk toward the side of the house. Was that impolite?
After a moment she backed off and flew away. Did I say flew away?
Eventually my clients arrived, but there was safety in numbers. The mother didn't contest the group.
When we got back onto the porch, we saw what had mother robin so upset.
We were able to stand there, have a peek, and then enter the house, unmolested.
The mother didn't come back when I took the photo, but I didn't linger!
The seller says they pull that hibiscus into the house every fall and return it to the porch every spring.
And this same robin comes back every year to build a new nest and lay eggs. She has done it for years!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560