Saturday, April 18, 2009

Why do Red Robins lay blue eggs?


We've been sprucing up our arbor and patio getting ready to enjoy some warm leisure time outside. The arbor had to be re-stained. I'll show some before and after photos at a later post. Our Adirondack chairs and glider had to be painted, have to find a new umbrella for our patio table, and then we can start scattering some pretty flowers all around. In the process, we discovered a robin's nest at the top corner of the arbor. My hubby climbed up a ladder and got this photo of the red red robin's eggs. Aren't they a pretty blue? Thus the popular color, Robin's egg blue. Have you ever wondered why red robins lay blue eggs? We are going to keep a watch on the progress of these little eggs and mother robin red dress and let you know the outcome. (That is if I can get him to climb that ladder again!) :=O

Here's a shot of the corner of the arbor where Mizz Robin lives with her quadruplet of unhatched baby blue bird eggs.

Oh...and how about that wisteria hanging on the arbor. A couple of years ago it bloomed like this, but was quickly killed by a late freeze so this year is the first time we have been able to enjoy it's blossoms. As you can see, the bees like it too.

Be sure and visit the other "blues" on Blue Monday at smilingsally.blogspot.com.

25 comments:

Allidink said...

Oh how neat is that! I have never seen a picture of real robins eggs LOL! I think that is so special and the flowers look gorgeous.

All the best,
Allison

Lindsay said...

Very pretty! Can't wait to see your deck all finished!

Geanina Codita said...

Thanks for the pictures are superb. So long and do not forget you are welcome anytime on geaninacodita.blogspot.com

The Charm House said...

What a blessing to find the little nest of robins eggs! And how wonderful that your husband climbed up to get a picture for you!
I love the wisteria, one of my favorite vines.
Have a great day and take care of the little eggs!
Hugs,
yvette

KBeau said...

I do love wisteria. What a great picture of the robin's eggs. My sister-in-law has a nest in a planter that hangs just outside her back door. We got a look at them when we were in Memphis for Easter.

Smilingsal said...

That's the BEST picture; be sure to thank your husband for his daring feat! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Amy said...

What gorgeous photo of the robin's nest with eggs. It is just beautiful. Your wisteria is just lovely too. Your photography is really very nice. Happy blue Monday! Amy :)

Roeshel said...

Beautiful photo! And I love your arbor with the wisteria! We are currently renovating our and I hope it looks as gorgeous as yours!

Carrie said...

The flowers are pretty!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Marsha, thanks for stopping by. I just love your outdoor arbor & oh how pretty those eggs are. No wonder everyone has fallen in love with this color.

I did a couple of previous posts on my white cabinet if you want to go back & take a look. There's a link in that first paragraph which will take you back to the original post I did after finishing the cabinet. Then a few days later, I did a whole post on how I did the burlap backing with the herb words. Hope you enjoy!

Knitty said...

Why do they lay blue eggs? Because if they were pink, you'd have a post for Pink Saturdays but nothing for Blue Mondays! LOL!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Marsha, your robins eggs picture is out of this world. Just beautiful!!

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

katrina~ said...

What a treat! I have always wanted to see a real robins nest with eggs in it. Hopefully someday I can in person too! How fun for you to have that in your own yard!! Oh, and your wisteria is stunning.....I can almost smell it :-)
Happy Blue Monday~
blessings,
katrina

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Hi Marsha, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I love comments! That robins nest is adorable, I wish we got them here. Also I love your wisteria on your arbor, just gorgeous. :O) Mary

marty39 said...

Oh my those eggs are such a gorgeous color of blue. Much prettier in real life than most Robin egg blue colors. The arbor is just stunning and the blooms are soooooo pretty. What a gorgeous sight. Thanks for stopping by my MM post and leaving such kind comments. I really appreciate them. Hugs, Marty BTW please post the yard when all done, I'm sure it will be gorgeous.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The wisteria is beautiful and the robins eggs are precious. Gorgeous colors!
♥, Susan

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Hey, I am glad you stopped by and left a comment as it brought me here. I am a Tn gal too. Where are you? Don't be a stranger, come back soon.

The Stylish House said...

Marsha,
I have been doing paperwork and blogging this rainy afternoon when I saw your note you left of my site. I appreciate your kind words. I must say that I think your blog is pretty spiffy and wonderful! I have had a great experience blogging and like you enjoyed meeting many new people from around the globe. I live in snow country so thoroughly enjoyed viewing pictures of your beautiful arbor and robin’s nest. Those blue eggs are truly a testament to the beauty of Mother Nature and the higher power that surrounds us. It was nice to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you. ~Cathy~

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Marsha,
What a wonderful glimpse at those eggs! I just love the colour of them. Love the flowers too. Thank you for sharing and Happy Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

jeanne said...

Marsha, the robins eggs are so sweet. A blue color to die for. The wisteria is fabulous. Thanks for some great photos to share.

Hugs...Jeanne

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh MY! What a perfectly beautiful blog you have here! So much to look at and such a peaceful feel to it. Thank you so much for your sweet visit. I was so happy and honored when I read that I was spotlighted! Barb is such a kind person. I have never met so many wonderful and delightful women. It's amazing! I will be back soon..~smile~ and thank you for your visit!
Mona

Candy said...

They are a beautiful color for sure. Tell hubby we are all waiting to see little open mouths pointed toward the sky, please.
Lovely place to rest and relax and take in the great outdoors.
Sitting here this morning, I dream that my little girl's basket has fresh, warm blueberry muffins and she is knocking at MY door.
Busy week here, hope yours is going well. Candy

SharDon Exclusives said...

How very lovely! Don't you love all of the colors that God gives us in spring? I look forward to seeing the new babies soon...sharon

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have seldom seen anything so beautiful! They are the first Robins eggs I have ever seen in my life. Thank you for the experience.
~smiles~

Marie Reed said...

These blue eggs were worth clicking for! Breathtaking! I've always heard that they were blue but it almost seemed fairy tale like and not possible to be that gorgeous! Chickens be jealous!