Yesterday marked six days since I first discovered the robin, four eggs, and a nest.
Mark mowed the lawn in the backyard yesterday and we thought that the noise would make the robin leave her nest. But she stayed firmly put, so I never did catch a photo of the eggs.
I like this photo because it highlights the nest a bit:
Robin fact for the day from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: A robin’s nest ranges from 6-8 inches wide and 3-6 inches deep. To put that in perspective, it would hold a softball quite nicely.
If you’d like to see the previous five posts on the robin and her eggs, click on the “Nestwatch 2010” link below.