In addition, we had this visitor, who spent two days on our front covered porch, leaving quite a mess on one of the wooden rocking chairs. I was home alone and kept hearing a tap-tap-tapping, that had me wandering around, concerned for a bit. It appeared he was intrigued with his own reflection, or else my dining room table, which he/she could see from his position. There's a nest from last year inside one of our front bushes, but from what I can tell, it's empty, and as of the weekend, the bird had disappeared, leaving a messy, "calling card" behind. Not sure what was going on there, but we removed the chair from the porch. It's time to pull out the power washer.
And...no word of a lie, AS I typed this, I heard tap, tap at my front window. One robin stood lookout on one of the holly bushes and the remaining rocking chair shows signs of visitation.
So, off I went for the camera and while I watched, a car drove by, the birds took off and one fluttered into the window before making it around the corner, the same noise I'd been hearing. Later, I heard all manner of thumps and rustles. It's either over the picture window, or in the gutter, but somewhere at the front of our house, nest-building is in process.
It's now past May 15. As I type, the outdoor thermometer displays 45 degrees and inside, the furnace is still blasting. At least nature is displaying some hint of spring.