On Friday we noticed an abundance of bird activity in the grape vines over our back patio. A robin was scrimmaging with a couple of chickadees, but I just assumed that the scuffle was over some really tasty bugs! Turns out that it’s actually a Robin’s nest, complete with a trio of beautiful blue eggs.
I’ve done some reading, and it seems that the eggs gestate for about 12-14 days, with the mama robin spending lots of time sitting in the nest, or giving us the stink-eye from a few metres away as we try to enjoy the backyard.
I’m working on a name for our lovely Robin mama, so do let me know if you have any suggestions! In the meantime I’ll be keeping a close eye on the nest and will update as things develop.