Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Little blue eggs

One day last week when I got home from work, I stepped out back for a few minutes.  While I was out there, I noticed some straw sticking out of the grill.  I thought to myself "great, another bird's nest in the grill".  Nothing grosses me out more than knowing that a bird has built a nest inside the grill.  Every time this happens, I want to buy a new grill.  So out of curiosity, I raise the lid to the grill. 

I was amazed by what I found inside.  There was a gigantic birds nest that took up the entire grill.  That bird must of spent a year making that nest. 

Upon further investigation, I found 3 beautiful blue robin eggs. 

The next day, I thought I would check inside the grill and to my surprise, there was a fourth blue egg.  Well now this fun to me.  I planned on checking each day to see if there would be more eggs or if they had hatched.

I decided to do a little investigating on the Internet about robin eggs.  I came across this link about The Story of Robin Eggs.  It's been raining the past couple of evenings when I've come home, so I haven't gotten a chance to check them yet.  At the same time, I also don't want to bother them so that the momma bird will stay there and hatch her babies.  I plan on getting a flash light and peeking through the hole in the grill to see if the mama bird is in there.  If she isn't, I might raise the lid to see what's going on.

Update 5/16/11

Well momma bird laid a 5th egg and has since hatched the eggs...

This is a picture of the birds taken Friday evening when I discovered they had hatched.  Notice how much room is in the nest.

This is a picture of the birds taken Sunday afternoon.  They look like they have already grown quite a bit!


Cody said...

How did the birds get out once they hatched .... because we have the same ordeal in our grill but we have 5 baby birds and we dont know how they will get out should we open the grill when they get bigger or just let them get out the hole in the side of the grill on their own?

Stacey Jessee Glenn said...

Not really sure how they will get it. They were just born a few days ago so I don't think they are ready to leave yet. My guess is that they will fly out the back of the grill the same way the mom has been flying in and out.

Cody said...

Ok thank you