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egg shell found in the garden


I have found a light blue plain egg shell about an inch long in the garden, any ideas what bird it's from?


  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,368

    Think I read dunnock eggs are blue...?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,562

    robins' eggs are blue

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Might be wrong, usually am,  but thought Blackbirds had pale blue eggs. Inch long is a good size for an egg.

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    magpie been at  a nest ??? 

  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 980

    It is probably a starling's egg. They are pale blue in colour, plain and about 30mm in length (an inch ).

    Dunnocks' eggs are a bright blue and smaller at 19mm.

    Robins' eggs are white or lightly bluish white with sandy red freckles and blotches. They are about 20mm long.

  • Blackbird. We have a nest at work, currently 2 out of 4 eggs have hatched image

  • thanks all

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I found one last week by my greenhouse, it had only just been put/dropped there and still had 'yolk' like stuff inside.  It's such a shame and I know full well it's the magpies so making sure I chase them away whenever I can now, or get the dogs to chase them away!!  Nasty birds image

  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

    Hopefully it's not a magpie. I believe that when the chicks hatch the parents carry the eggshells away fro the nest.

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,368

    I found half a shell on the bird table recently that I assumed had been left by an absent minded parent. 

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