Friday, April 18, 2014

A sad thing....

.....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.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

How many eggs will Ms. Robin lay this year?

 After the nest was built, Ms. Robin went away until today, March 25th.
The first egg in the nest at 11:14 a.m.  I happened to look out the kitchen window
to see her panting, stand up and lay the egg.
 March 26th after 12 noon.
 March 27th after 1 p.m.
 Ms. Robin.....will there be a 4th egg tomorrow?  
She turned her "back" to me.....leaving me to wonder.