Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
I’d written earlier about the excitement of having robins nest once again on our porch. It meant that our long ladder would be out of commission for a few weeks.
But last week, when it snowed 6, I needed to get at our shovel which was on the porch. I tried to do it without disturbing the robins, but I still it still frightened the mother and she flew away.
For the next couple of days, I peeked out at the porch from behind the navy curtain of the sliding porch door. But I never saw a robin in the nest.
Finally, I took the camera and holding it above the nest, I snapped a picture – more to see how the nest was constructed inside.
To my horror, there were three blue eggs, one with a crack.(my hand was a bit shaky)
The two nights previous had temperatures below zero. In fact one night was the coldest since February.
So we will have no baby birds chirping in the nest this year and it makes me so sad indeed.
that is too bad about the bird eggs. Do birds time their egg-laying to the season? and when the seasons get out of whack because of climate change, will that lead to fewer birds being born?
Those are such great questions Sonia. With the crazy weather everywhere, who knows what is happening to our wildlife and even plants.Scary thought.
Oh – that is heartbreaking…especially the image of the cracked blue egg!
I know. I almost cried.
And those blue eggs are so beautiful… 😦
They were so beautiful.
Don’t you wonder how they survive at all?
I do, especially with the cold weather we had last week. There are nests of cardinals and doves around us. Hope they all survived.
That is a lonely sight indeed. The eggs are so pretty. Maybe the robins will return for warmer days and start again. They are resilient birds.
That is a perfect description – lonely. They are resilient. We had 2 nests of doves one year. We’ll have to wait and see.
So many little hopes in those little eggs–these pesky freezes are making many things difficult! My magnolia tree was in full bloom until two days ago…and now it is not. It’s hard not to get discouraged, but there are more birds and blooms ahead!
What a shame about the magnolia tree. They are so beautiful.