The nest is very close to the window. Whenever I take a peek through the blinds, Mommy seems to feel my presence and gives me the hairy eyeball. If I make too much noise, she flies away. I didn’t realize birds could hear that well, until hubby pointed out that robins can hear worms wiggling underground. Point taken.
So I try to be stealth-like whenever I sneak a peek, because I don’t want her to freak out and leave the nest permanently. Sometimes I discover the nest empty and I worry she won’t be back. But she always returns. I guess even Mommy Robins need to take a break to eat once in a while.
I don’t know much about birds, or their maternal instinct. I suspect it’s probably stronger than some human mothers, so hopefully she’ll hang in there. The eggs should be hatching in a couple of weeks, by my calculations.