Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Robin's Nest!

Monday morning when I went back to school after a week's "vacation" (not really a vacation since I worked 5 of the 7 days), I notice a huge heap of straw outside the door at the end of the hallway. It didn't dawn on me until later just what caused the mess (the picture shows only about half what I found!).

I went out, look up, and sure enough, there on a bar/ledge underneath the grated landing upstairs was the culprit: a robin sitting on her nest. Every year, we have at least one brave (or foolish?) robin who builds her nest in the same spot. Trouble is they don't realize until too late that the landing is pretty busy with little (and big) feet running on top of the nest.

I don't know what's going to happen to the three eggs in the nest. I saw the mother on the nest this morning, but twice this afternoon when I went out, she was not on the nest. So, I don't know if she's already abandoned it. I hope not!

3 comments:

Beth said...

oh that's so sad--does the nest always get built over April break when things are quiet?

Rondi said...

Either that or a weekend. Too bad. I don't know how long a memory birds have, but I'm guessing it's not the same bird every year...

I just checked the nest and the mother was on it, so I feel a little relieved. The trouble is that it's built over a door that is used constantly all day long, every 40 minutes...so I am still worried the eggs won't hatch...

mon@rch said...

Such an interesting place to find this robin nest! thanks for sharing with us and can't wait to see how it turns out!