Sunday, 26 May 2013


We found three lovely sky blue robin's eggs in a nest in one of our bushes just outside our front door last week. One of the eggs got stolen on Friday, maybe by a squirrel or another bird. The two remaining chicks hatched on Saturday.

Today (Sunday), when the mother was hunting, we had to chase off a Crow who was paying a bit too much attention to the nest area. Strangely, a Bluejay and a Catbird also gave the crow a hard time. It was almost as if they were trying to protect the baby Robins.

Tuesday: sadly, this morning the nest is empty. The chicks were still way too young to fly, so they must have been taken by a cat or a crow. Very sad. Sometimes things just don't work out and for many animals, the odds are stacked up against them. Robins apparently have only a 20% chance of surviving a year. Even so, it would have been nice to see the little guys fly. Sometimes life seems so unfair.


  1. Actually it's just a stock photo from the interwebs. I have my camera set up but right now the chicks are too little to get any good photos. If all goes well, I should have some in a couple of days and I'll post them here when I do.

  2. I've updated it with the rest of the story and the photos I took.

  3. Ugh. We had a similar incident last year. Probably a crow. The parents were beside themselves.