This is probably as close as I'll get to the mother robin while she sits on those eggs! I had to take the photo from the study window. If you click on it, you can see her more clearly. I don't think she ever closes her eyes. Rather like human mothers. :<) Whenever we get too near the nest, she flies away into the nearby locust tree and scolds us until we leave. We aren't sitting on the porch at all until those babies hatch and fly away.