Friday, 2 June 2017

Birdbrain

We have a robin that epitomizes that term! First, she started a nest on the support beam of the roof of the outside deck - she abandoned that. Next, she started a couple of nests under the deck roof - she abandoned these too.
We waited a few days to make sure that the robin wasn't coming back, then we swept and blew away the half-built nests.

We figured that was the end of the problem - we don't really like robins above the deck as they make a terrible mess. However, I looked out this morning and there was a robin perched in the same area where one of the nests had been. She was twitching and fidgeting around and had us wondering what she was doing.  I went about my normal morning routine and put her out of my mind. Bob called me sometime later and told me there was now an egg on the beam - but no robin.

We watched for quite some time but the robin didn't come back. I don't know how she expects the egg to hatch but I figure it is just another example of how bird-brained this bird really is!


8 comments:

  1. Sometimes, the parts of the instructions are all there but the connections are missing. Poor silly bird, I've met people like her.

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    1. Hi Debbie. I have met people like her too - LOL.

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  2. Hmmm always wondered where that expression came from, now we know, it is confirmed!! This bird won't be up for Mom of the Year!!

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    1. Yup - this bird is the one that proves the term. I she won't get Mom of the day - lol.

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    1. Oh my indeed - and that poor egg is still up there in the cold.

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  4. All I can think is - look at that gorgeous blue! :D

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    1. Ha, ha! Of course, you would react to the colour more than the story - would you like a robin's egg? I think it is still there.

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