Saturday, April 21, 2012

THREE EGGS AND THE MOM

There is one more egg in the nest!  Mom has been busy and I'm sure she's hoping for warmer weather around here soon!  She spends a lot of time on the nest keeping those eggs warm and safe from predators . . . like squirrels.  We have a lot of squirrels in our yard all the time, and as I stated yesterday, I'm looking at them a little differently these days.  I always thought squirrels stuck to acorns, but apparently they also have an appetite for Robin eggs and hatchlings.
Here's a close-up of Mama.  I wasn't actually this close to her - I cropped the picture quite a bit so you could get a good close look at her.
 And here's what's going on inside those eggs . . .
So, I'll check tomorrow and see if there's another egg.  She may be done though.  We'll see!



4 comments:

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

She's got a lovely clutch going on there; thanks for keeping us in the loop! I've found a new squirrel deterrent: a lovely chalkboard art recipe posted where the squirrels can read 'em. :)

:)http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zsquir.html

Wren @ for the Love of Lillian said...

I love these posts! Getting ready to grab my garden shoes and head out to see if I have anything nesting around here. Just makes your heart happy looking at that sweet little cluster of eggs.

Diane said...

I'm getting excited with each post! I sure hope the squirrels aren't an issue.

Anne said...

Nan,
Thank you for the updates.Are these outside a room in your house?We don't have trees that close.Those eggs are so pretty.I love robins.They are pretty birds and they lay the prettiest eggs too.
Anne

YOU COULD MAKE THAT IS ON FACEBOOK!

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