I spent this sunny spring day doing some yardwork (my garden is almost ready to go- yay!). While I was weeding, I found a broken robins egg shell on the ground, so I started searching the nearby trees for a nest to see if there were more eggs. I had to climb to our second story deck to peer down into the tree, but I did spot the nest near the top of the tree! Looks like the mommy has 2 more little eggs in her nest. We all commented how amazing it was that the bird can build such a perfectly round nest using nothing but scraps and weeds found on the ground- I would have loved to watch that happen! There was even a piece of plastic woven around the outer edge- I joked that it was the waterproof coating for their “home”.
I didn’t want to get too close to the nest (for obvious reasons), so I just used my 300mm and zoomed in. I love how the branches that are in the foreground give it a paparazzi-like blurry bokeh. That’s exactly what I felt like- a robin paparazzi! I’ll be keeping an eye on them- I would love to see little baby birds!