First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Friday, April 25, 2008

Sunrise 6:20: Robin in waiting


It's been exactly two weeks since Ms. Robin built her mini-mansion nest in the Brown Jordan umbrella on the Dawn Joggers patio and too up residence. The male DJ did a little research and found that Robins pair for a season and that they normally have three broods of three to five eggs each. The female does all the sitting while the male helps feed. Gestation is 13 to 17 days - so the DJs are on the look out for chicks. "Mom" now lets the female DJ put on and take off her running shoes nearby without her leaving the nest...

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