Robin’s Egg Blues

April 25, 2012. Marquam Trail

I assumed that by running the Marquam Trail to Council Crest, the highest point in Portland, I would be making a picture when I reached the grand view at that historic spot. I did. But it was this eggshell, from a robin I believe, that lay along my route that captured my imagination more than the view.

As a kid, when I found these tiny shells on the ground each spring, I always pictured freshly hatched chicks squeaking in a nest nearby. But today, as I listened to the noisy jays high in the trees above me, it struck me that reality was no doubt quite different than what I’d been imagining all those years.

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  1. I also recall a “roasted robin” episode Love your pics and observations…

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