Saw robin eat its eggshells
A robin has been nesting in a tree in front of one of our windows. From the upstairs window, I could see there were three blue eggs in the nest, for at least five days. I would check everyday from the window above, and see the robin in her nest. Last night, the weather turned cold, and she was still in her nest. This morning, I looked down to see one egg, and broken shells of the other eggs. There were no hatchlings. I then waited awhile watching from the window above, and saw the male robin come to the nest and eat the remnants of the eggshells. The grass cutters were here this morning, and made a lot of noise in the yard, and my dog was barking from inside. Could this have frightened the robins off, and how were the eggs destroyed? I was shocked to see the male eating the shells. Feeling really sad, and wonder if the noise frightened them off...but that doesn't explain the eggs. Any answers? The beautiful nest is now empty. No cats around, and we never disturbed the nest.