Since you asked…I thought I’d give daily updates on the robin and her four eggs. This will actually be no easy task since the robin has placed her nest in a very out-of-the-way spot and I don’t want to get too close and inadvertently disturb the robin or the nest. But yesterday I figured out how to use the zoom feature of our little digital camera. If I kneel in the sink and lean halfway out the kitchen window, I can get a somewhat decent view of the nest from above.
I’ve learned that robins lay only one egg a day and usually stop at four eggs. Then the mama robin will sit on the eggs for 12-14 days. Of course, I have no idea how long the nest or the eggs have been in my holly. Here’s a photo I took yesterday of the eggs:
It’s much trickier to get a photo of the mama robin since she flies away if I get too close; I don’t want her to leave her nest because of me.
I took this photo from about five feet away and then cropped it:
Yesterday, I saw the father robin by the nest too. He seemed to have come to check on the mama robin and stayed very briefly.
Here’s a photo of the mama robin using the zoom: