Sunday/ robin egg blue

We had gusty winds on Saturday. The wind blew a robin’s nest out of the tree in front of my house – at least I think it’s a robin’s nest. Other birds lay blue eggs as well. As far as I can tell, there were no chicks that came down with the nest.

The startling blue color of robin eggs is the result of a pigment in the eggshell, called biliverdin. The first recorded use of robin egg blue as a color name in English was in 1873, but nowadays is considered to be a shade of cyan.  

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