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I have found a light blue plain egg shell about an inch long in the garden, any ideas what bird it's from?
Think I read dunnock eggs are blue...?
robins' eggs are blue
Might be wrong, usually am, but thought Blackbirds had pale blue eggs. Inch long is a good size for an egg.
magpie been at a nest ???
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
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
Hopefully it's not a magpie. I believe that when the chicks hatch the parents carry the eggshells away fro the nest.
I found half a shell on the bird table recently that I assumed had been left by an absent minded parent.