Findings Gardening

The Umbrella Nest

Umbrella Nest- Tilly's Nest

Earlier this week, I stumbled upon this lovely robin’s nest. A robin must have felt safe and stealthy made a nest in the top of my garden umbrella. A few days ago, I went to take the umbrella down because of an approaching storm. I suddenly realized that I couldn’t. A nest with a single blue egg was perched under the safety of the umbrella.

Over the next few days I carefully stole peeks into the nest as Momma robin took breaks off the nest. Now there are 4 beautiful eggs.  I think the nest is just as lovely as the eggs. It’s amazing to think that from overlooked grasses, twigs, and straw, a complete work of art is created in mere days.

Birds are fascinating. I can’t wait to see when these little ones hatch. I hope all four make it.

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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