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.