A Robin’s Nest

4 Jun

Wanted to share what I recently discovered in a tree outside my upstairs window — a nest, complete with Mommy Robin and her three beautiful blue eggs.

The nest is very close to the window. Whenever I take a peek through the blinds, Mommy seems to feel my presence and gives me the hairy eyeball. If I make too much noise, she flies away. I didn’t realize birds could hear that well, until hubby pointed out that robins can hear worms wiggling underground. Point taken.

So I try to be stealth-like whenever I sneak a peek, because I don’t want her to freak out and leave the nest permanently. Sometimes I discover the nest empty and I worry she won’t be back. But she always returns. I guess even Mommy Robins need to take a break to eat once in a while.

I don’t know much about birds, or their maternal instinct. I suspect it’s probably stronger than some human mothers, so hopefully she’ll hang in there. The eggs should be hatching in a couple of weeks, by my calculations.

4 Responses to “A Robin’s Nest”

  1. Kathleen Kaska June 4, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    I’m a sucker for anything bird, so I really enjoyed your post. It takes a lot for a bird to abandon her nest, especially after the eggs have hatched, so I think you’re safe.

    • nancyelizabethlauzon June 6, 2012 at 9:26 am #

      Thanks, Kathleen! I’m very excited about this event, I have such a close ‘bird’s eye’ view – yes, I had to say it …

  2. 4amWriter June 6, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    My mom has a nest of robins right outside her squeaky screen door. The mama bird always flies away anytime someone comes to her house. Can’t wait for the eggs to hatch!

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