On my way to the car this morning, I strolled past the robin’s nest in my wisteria that now holds 4 eggs!!
At least it held 4 eggs yesterday.
Last night while lying in bed, I thought of the nest. Thought I should take a picture of the 4 eggs, just in case they hatched soon and I would miss my chance to record them as eggs. But it was late, too dark for good pictures, it will wait for tomorrow.
And now the eggs are gone. The nest was EMPTY when I went out this morning. I am so sad about this. I was looking forward to watching the birds hatch and grow. But I guess my railing was just too exposed, and those bright blue eggs must have been a tasty treat for some unknown predator. I have no idea what creature would have done this, but our neighborhood has its fair share of large black crows that I’m very suspicious of. There was no evidence of what visited the bird family, no pawprints on the steps, not even a speck of shell left behind. Just the nest.
I glanced over at the fence and spotted momma. She was just watching me look at the nest. Not sure if birds have emotions, but I imagine she’s pretty sad too.