On Friday morning of last week, when Kip, BD, and I got back from our early morning walk, we startled a bird that had been roosting on the front door basket wreath. We looked more closely and discovered she wasn't just roosting...she was building a nest.
I do not like birds (I don't trust those beady little eyes.), so me and my heart of stone wanted to rip the nest down immediately. Luckily for the bird, BD is much more nuturing than I am and vetoed my destructive plans.
By Saturday morning, we still hadn't been able to see what type of bird was building the nest. The wreath hangs on the glass storm door so she flutters off if you even walk near the front porch -- from outside or inside the house. We were finally able to catch a glimpse of her by leaving the front door open just a crack and peeking around it from across the room. If you look closely in this picture you can see it is a Robin.
Later in the day on Saturday we discovered she was building that nest with a purpose!
We read online that a normal robin brood is typically 3-5 eggs, so we were disappointed when we thought she only laid one egg.
Turns out she was just taking her time...
By Monday we were expecting triplets.
I think the current situation officially qualifies as a "flock"!
The internet says the eggs will hatch in 14 days, so we'll keep our eye on our newest tenants.
LA and BD have been Living, Loving, and Laughing in North Carolina since they emerged from the Louisiana bayous a little over 13 years ago. Which, not coincidentally, is the same amount of time they've been hitched. They are in their mid-30's and are the proud parents of MC (6/2012) and GL (8/2016). Email them at ncleeann (at) gmail (dot) com.
Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big. ~Unknown
Kip (2001 - 2014)
"For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog." ~Roger Caras