Chris got up this morning and there was an egg in the nest! When I checked it out a little later, I got the real stink-eye from Mamma Bird …
I went back later today, and Mamma had plopped out another egg.
According to my “research,” robins sit on their eggs for 12-14 days, depending on how warm it is. The eggs are blue because of something in the mother’s blood and may help camoflage the eggs in a tree. I’m hoping they aren’t too exposed sitting out there on the fire escape. Apparently squirrels, bluejays and other critters will steal the eggs. Oh, nature, don’t you break my heart!
I also learned the Tiffany & Co. trademarked the name “robin’s egg blue.” Really, Tiffany?!? That seems extreme.