Robin’s Nest (Part I)

IMG_3641 Despite the odd snow shower, I’m told that spring has arrived in Southern Ontario. To be fair, the daffodils, crocuses and grape hyacinths are blooming. And the rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels are busy in the garden. So maybe it’s true.

 

The robin's nest after two days

The robin’s nest after two days

The robins certainly believe the hype. Last week, on April 16th, the first evidence of a nest appeared on the window ledge of the spare bedroom, outside the kitchen.

Hard at work

Hard at work

Arranging everything just so

Arranging everything just so

The finished masterpiece

The finished masterpiece

Keeping a watchful eye

Keeping a watchful eye

For a whole week we watched a pair of robins industriously carrying bits of dry grass, twig, and even the occasional strand of plastic to their construction. Until on Monday (April 22nd) the first sky-blue egg appeared in the nest.

The first egg!

The first egg!

Since then, Mrs Robin has hardly left the nest. I’ve just peered out at her (very carefully). She’s all puffed up on the nest, protecting her precious treasures from the cold, still hanging in the air after last night’s frost.

On the nest

On the nest

As the incubation time for North American robins is 12-14 days (I read that the other day), I look forward to giving you all a happy update in a couple of weeks!

(Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, but most are taken through a screen.)

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About Jaspa

Star of my own award-winning adventure novels, Jaspa's Journey. Geocaching addict & F1 fan. Adventure Journeyer & blogger extraordinaire. Check out my website: www.jaspasjourney.com And don’t forget to download the books and see what the buzz is all about!
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