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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.



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.


    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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