Robin eggs..

Asked April 30, 2019, 9:43 AM EDT

Last week while cleaning out the flower beds.. I noticed a robin nest with 3 eggs.. we were gone for a couple days.. upon returning home.. I checked the nest and there is only 2 eggs and they were covered in rain droplets.. I have yet to see the robin sitting on the nest??? Could she have abandoned them??

Crawford County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Yes, it is possible that the nest has been abandoned. There are various reasons that this will occur, but given that one egg is gone there may have been a predator that took the egg and caused the female to abandon the nest. Many songbirds can re-nest, so if a nest is susceptible to predation, it's better for the birds to abandon that nest and try again somewhere else.