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.
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!