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Mystery bird’s egg

Can anyone help me to identify this bird’s egg?

It’s pale blue, about 4 cm in length and was discovered partially buried in a herbaceous border in a small suburban garden in the west of Scotland. The garden is regularly visited by a variety of species, including sparrows, starlings, blackbirds and magpies.

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Prone to magpie tendencies, I enjoy nothing more than musing – in pictures and in words – on a few of my favourite things.

4 thoughts on “Mystery bird’s egg

  1. I’m thinking it’s a blackbird’s. Does it have any markings on it, or is there just dirt? Blackbirds usually lay eggs with brown or black markings on them about that color.

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    1. Thanks for getting in touch! I didn’t want to get too close to the egg when I took the photo but I think it’s a mixture of dirt and markings on the shell. There’s a male blackbird who seems to really enjoy throwing the mulch around in that particular border so he’s definitely a candidate for “who’s the daddy?!”

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