I went outside to check the mail yesterday and ended up spending over an hour weeding the front beds. I wish I could say it improved the appearance of my front yard.
While I was working I came across this:
I'm no ornithologist (not even a little bit), but I think this might be a makeshift robin's nest. My best guess is that a robin was desperate to lay her egg, but couldn't get to her nest during the big snow last week. This nest is located under the overhang of my house, and would have been snow-free and hidden from view by about a foot of snow right in front of it (and my big, tall weeds).
I suspect that this egg has been abandoned, but I am going to leave it be for a while just in case.