The broken egg and the sad Robin
My little daughter, who is 4 years old, saw a Robin's nest on top of my neighbour's electric meter box 3 weeks ago.
Everyday she looked to see the eggs, but yesterday, Monday, July 6, 2009, when she checked the nest in the morning, the nest was on the ground and the eggs were broken.
A little later we saw the mother Robin on the sidewalk, lying on the ground and beating her wings like a mad bird.
We put the nest back on a tree. But still I feel sad about the robin. I found so many books about robins after this incident. I like your website about Robins.
BamaThank you so much for sending this to us - that is so sad. The good news is that there is enough time for the Robins to lay more eggs and raise a family. Sometimes, bigger birds and Squirrels, will eat Robin's eggs.
I hope your little girl gets to see the parent Robins lay and raise another batch of young.