Friday, June 8, 2018

Bird's Egg

I found this bird's egg in the middle of my back yard, too far from any tree to have simply fallen out of a nest. Maybe it was stolen from a nest by a bluejay,[1] who then dropped it.

Bird's egg 1
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Bird's egg 2

I have a book on bird's nests and eggs, but in this case I don't have a nest.

My best guess for this egg is either Eastern Meadowlark or Northern Cardinal.

[1] Bluejays are loud-mouthed jerks, but they certainly are pretty, aren't they?


Rachel said...

Sounds like something a bluejay would do. Shame, it´s a pretty egg.

Ainsworthiana said...

It is. I don't think I've ever seen any birds' eggs except robins' before.