Yesterday was the seventh day since I discovered the robin nesting in our holly tree.
According to Journey North, an online science education website, robins rarely leave their nests for more than 5-10 minutes at a time. I was lucky enough to find mama robin off her nest yesterday morning and took these pictures of the eggs:
The Journey North site also states that robins rotate their eggs several times a day. They use their bills to move the eggs around. Rotating the eggs regulates temperature and prevents the insides of the eggs from sticking to the eggshells.
You can see all of the posts about the robin and her eggs by clicking “Nestwatch 2010” below.