This robin's nest is visible from our kitchen table. We were watching her build it about two weeks ago and peeked inside the other day. Excitement!
There has been a lot of animal adventures in our neighborhood. We live only about 5 minutes from downtown Portland—up in the hills in a ton of trees. There are lots of squirrels and raccoons and there are coyotes living in a protected wetland park behind our house. So, our neighbor has lost 2 chickens and the stray bunny that was living in our backyard (who had been christened Minty by the girls) was taken only about an hour before we were all ready to trap it. I actually saw the coyote with the neighbor's chicken in its mouth! The brazen thing—it was about 6:30 AM.
Happily and less violently, now we get to watch this mama robin sit on her eggs every morning. It's very cool.
Unrelated to coyotes and chickens and robin's eggs:
I am very excited by this post by Melissa regarding the old-timey vintage inspired lingerie sewing patterns over on the Bolt blog. They are just the style I have been looking for to compliment the tap pants I made. This bra pattern from Collette patterns is outstanding.