One day in 2011 My husband and I visited a garden shop, The garden shop worker told us that a Robin had built a nest and had laid one egg in it. I told her that I would love to see the nest?. She took me outside and moved some potted plants on the shelf that were placed there for keeping the nest hidden for the safety of the bird and the nest.The beautiful blue egg looked cold and I could see some water drops on the egg. Perhaps it was a young inexperienced Robin that had laid it. I wonder if it will be back to sit on the egg? I somehow think, not likely. Perhaps the fact that there was only one egg might be an indication that the bird had changed its mind about nesting at that location. It is wonderful how the staff of the garden center are looking after the nest location and protecting it and the egg. I shall have to return next weekend and ask about its development. Isn't the egg a most beautiful colour?!!" We returned and had checked back later to learn that the Robin had never returned and that the egg had not developed and hatched.
Flash forward one year and we returned again to the same garden shop:
The next year we returned to the garden center ( where we had seen a robin" egg the previous year) to buy some pansies for our garden, and as soon as we arrived we saw this sign shown below!