There’s a good sized nest in the bramble of native grapes atop the arbor. Turns out there are pretty blue eggs in there! I was showing the nest to the girls, but they got too close. Mama bird got scared and flew away. Since the nest was temporarily unguarded, we hoisted the camera up over the arbor and snapped a picture down into the nest. At ages one and three, the kids aren’t quite sure what to make of it, although the older girl will quickly tell you that blue eggs come from robins.
We did get a picture of mama bird before she got nervous and took flight. You can see her head peeking up over the nest in the shot above. Honestly, she let the kids get awfully close. I’ve noticed that with broody hens as well. Guess mama wants to stay with her eggs.
What’s nesting in your yard?