A few weeks ago, a robin began making a nest on a support board under our deck. I was a bit concerned that area would not be such a good area for a nest because we had planned to temporarily store our mulch there while we finished mulching all the garden beds. We knew we would often be disturbing her as we grabbed bags and steered the wheelbarrow through there. However, I could not help but be thrilled because I had never seen a robin's nest, and I was looking forward to those lovely blue robin's eggs and watching the nestling's grow.
A few days later, when she left the nest I took a photo of the one egg she had laid.
A couple of days later, I noticed there were two eggs. I wondered how many more eggs she was going to lay. The eggs are such a lovely shade of blue--pure and solid.
And the next day, there were no eggs. The nest was clean, and there were no broken eggshells anywhere around the nest or on the ground.
I waited to see if she would return, but I never saw her again. I have heard that snakes will eat the eggs whole, but I really don't know how a snake could have gotten up there. I still have not found any trace of the eggs or broken eggshells. Does anybody have any ideas?
©Michelle A. Potter