Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The birds

Guess what? We're expecting again! No...it's not what you think. I'm not the pregnant one this time....
A robin has decided to make her nest on the windowsill outside of my laundry room window. I can't believe the amazing construction of this nest. It is perfectly round and so well put-together. She gathered all of the straw/grass/garbage from our garden. We watched her add a little to it everyday for about a week.

Then, one day I peeked inside the nest and noticed that there was one perfect, little egg inside the nest. The color is so vibrant. I now understand what people mean when they say "robin's egg blue." It is truly a one-of-a-kind hue.
So, the next day, the kids and I went to check on the egg and to our surprise, there were two! Momma Robin has obviously been quite busy! LOL So, we have been keeping our eye on the eggs and checking to make sure it doesn't blow off of the sill.

Then, much to our amazement, there were three. We were so excited. We feel some sort of ownership over this little nest, sitting on our windowsill. We each take turns peeking in the window to make sure the eggs are okay. When Momma Bird is nesting, we are sure to avoid the laundry room altogether, so we don't upset her.
Yesterday we had some pretty bad rain storms here and Momma Bird sat on that nest all day, protected from the wind and rain by the small overhang above the window. We kept checking on her, without her noticing us, so that she would be okay and so would her unborn babies.

I googled the gestation of robin eggs and found out that they take 12-14 days. It's been about 4 or 5 up to this point, so I will keep you posted. We are hoping for three healthy, happy, baby robins!

1 comment:

  1. That is so cool!!! I hope your new little family arrives soon! Kepp us updated:)



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