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07/05/2014 at 21:08

Hi

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

07/05/2014 at 21:13

Think I read dunnock eggs are blue...?

07/05/2014 at 21:14

robins' eggs are blue

KEF
07/05/2014 at 21:28

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

07/05/2014 at 21:31

magpie been at  a nest ??? 

07/05/2014 at 21:33

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.

07/05/2014 at 22:22

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

08/05/2014 at 06:41

thanks all

08/05/2014 at 08:39

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 

08/05/2014 at 10:31

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

08/05/2014 at 11:03

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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