Skip to comments.Easter Eggs (delivered by God)
Posted on 04/09/2012 3:31:44 PM PDT by NYer
We came home from a day out and about and my neighbors said, “Did you know you have a nest on that back window?”
I didn’t. I admit I’d heard something that I knew was a bird, but it was so intermittent, I thought it was just some dumb bird randomly banging into my window.
This window is on the far left in the first photo in the “Where I Write” post – right above the small bookcase, next to the crucifix. I’ve got the blinds a little bit open in that photo, but usually, they’re closed – those windows look right into my neighbor’s deck, so, you know..it would be tacky to have them open all the time!
The window also doesn’t open – as is the case with almost all of my windows, it’s painted shut. Why did people do that? And why didn’t I think to check on that when I was looking at this house? I mean..I love the house, but the painted-shut windows..I don’t love.
It seems so fitting that this was brought to my attention on Easter. Oh..what is it?
After the jump…
As tempting as it is, I won’t be keeping the blinds open constantly – Mama wouldn’t stay, and she needs to stay with her babies. But I will check once a day, and keep you posted here…we’re excited about the nature lesson developing right outside our window.
Life, unexpected, in a surprising, risky place.
A reminder that God is still directing life here on Planet Earth.
Well, those are robin’s eggs, no doubt about it. Last spring, a pair of them set up a nest in a half-open cable box mounted about 15 feet up on the side of my workplace, right by where I take my smoke breaks. The cable guy always leaves the box open, so I figured it served him right and I was going to leave it, but someone got a ladder and took the nest out maybe a week before they were due to hatch :(
How absoultely wonderful!
Please keep us advised (with pix if possible). Don’t be disappointed when the babies hatch out of the eggs, they look like worms with beaks. But they soon get their feathers.
Please ping me when you have more about your Easter babies.
We had the same thing happen just outside our dining room window. Every member of the family headed straight to the dining room window when they came home to see the baby robins before they even said “hello” to anyone.
Any Freeper bird lovers know if robins reuse their nests? I had to severely trim back our hedges last summer and when I cleaned up the boughs there were two nests inside.
Not much I can do about it know one way or the other but I am curious.
What beautiful eggs.
By the way, Phoebe the hummingbird is back raising more babies: (Live Cam)
Don’t forget the eagles. http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp
They look like Robin eggs to me. Enjoy because you don’t have them long. Once the little ones hatch... they seem to grow super fast and leave. The mama bird will take the eggshells (after hatching), fly away with them and drop them away from the nest. My little one looks for the dropped shells every year and keeps them in an old nest. Nature really is beautiful. Thank you for sharing, NYer!!
Thanks for blessing us with the good news and the charming photo. A true Easter blessing.
“... if robins reuse their nests?”
From my understanding... they don’t. Long story short, my youngest just adored knowing a robin was raising her babies in a bush close to the house. She cried when the babies flew away and the mama bird left. We did wait till the early Fall but we kept the nest in her bedroom. During the entire Summer before... the robin did not return and no other bird moved in. I have known some folks who collected old nests and decorate their Christmas tree with them. It looks pretty cool...
That is why I will find dropped broken light blue robin’s eggs shell, the mother robin drops them to get rid of them.
One day I came by and the babies which were older by that time were sitting in various parts of the bush. When I came close they all took off flying as if they were born to do it.
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