.....for the Robin family. After sitting on her eggs for over 17 days, she left the nest. She came back the next two days to sit for about half an hour each time.
I checked the eggs. They were cold. I opened one, then two and then all three. They looked as fresh as if she had just laid them. They were not fertile.
It was so sad to see her come back and try and try. Even Mr. Robin landed on the nest, the 15th day, with a worm in his beak. I watched him look at the inside of the nest.....first with one eye and then turned his head to look with his other. He ate the worm and left. He knew.
The nest is still there waiting for a family. Maybe, just maybe, we'll still get to see some baby robins in it this year.