Earlier this year at end of April we had a Robin's nest on our mailbox by the door. We had no idea why a bird would make a next so close to our door where everyday people walk in and out. It's such a busy area and I'm sure the bird needs a little more privacy to lay her eggs but we were very excited to see little baby birds hatch and grow. We were hoping for the best. Eventually after one egg was found broken on the ground the mama bird laid three more eggs. She laid on them for a couple of days, watching us as we watched her through the window. The eggs were the most beautiful blue color I'd ever seen and they were so tiny and perfect.
However one day we noticed the mama bird did not come to lay on nest and when we looked the eggs were all gone. There was no trace of them. We don't know what happened to them, if kids got them or another bird carried them away but they were gone. Needless to say we were very disappointed that we would not see baby birds by our door this year. I felt really bad for the mama not having her babies but maybe next year.