Sunday, April 17, 2011

Nest built

Bill and I are pleased to announce that we are expecting a baby...
... a baby robin, that is.  (Why, what did you think I was going to say?)  Actually, we're expecting four baby robins.  This is our first installment.  

The mother robin built this nest in the bush outside our house a few days ago.  The first egg appeared on Saturday.  After doing a bit of research, I learned that female robins typically lay one egg per day over a period of four days.  I also learned that robins like to lay their eggs in the late morning.  Apparently, laying eggs is a lot of work, so the female spends most of the morning feasting on worms to fortify herself for the task.  Once she's eaten her fill of worms, she returns to the nest and lays an egg.  

One down, three to go...

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