Sunday, April 20, 2008

This is very cool!

A robin made this nest on our electric meter while we were in Cincinnati a few weeks ago. Mitch was able to hook up a remote camera so the kids can watch the bird from inside the house.

Over the course of 4-5 days, she laid these eggs. Mitch did some research and found this out:
***Robins tend to lay 4 eggs, one egg a day.
*** Robins lay their eggs in the afternoon, rather than in the morning like other birds.
*** The mama rotates the eggs so the yolks don't stick to the inside of the shells.
*** If fertilized, the eggs will hatch in 10-14 days.

The meter is located by the garage. The kids and I have been trying to stay off the driveway so she doesn't stay off her eggs for too long. Of course, we have had the nicest weather this past week!

Hopefully, we will see some baby robins soon!


Newstampinaddict said...

What a cute idea! Bet the kids are enjoying that!

Pam's Pride said...

Wow, that is so neat!! What an educational experience for the kids too!! Super neat thing to do!