A New Nest (and Possibly a Nestling)

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On Saturday afternoon we discovered a bird nest in the holly bush near our front porch. Upon closer inspection, we noticed a single egg in the nest. As of Sunday (when the picture below was taken), there was just still a single egg, and we hadn’t seen hide nor hair of momma bird. If you look at the picture, you’ll see that the young’un within the egg is working on getting out, or perhaps something has punctured it from the outside (gotta love zoom lenses). Given that robins (I’m guessing that’s what we’re looking at) typically lay an egg a day for four days, and then incubate them for 12-14 days, it’s possible that this nest has been abandoned. Along these lines, our eight year old discovered another new-looking nest in a red maple about ten feet from the holly. There are no eggs there (yet), but it’s possible that the resident robin relocated to get further away from the hustle and bustle of our front door. Only time will tell. We’ll keep an eye on things (from a distance) and hopefully they’ll work out.

Hatching Robin Egg

Published on May 8th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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