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eieio    Posted 06-02-2002 at 09:03:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
On the way to the wash house I found a 3/4" egg, white with brown speckled spots on it. The funny thing is it was laying on the cement near the outside brick wall and it is intact. What do you think it is, and how do you figure it got there? There are no trees around the wash house.
Any ideas? Thanks

screaminghollow    Posted 06-02-2002 at 18:24:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Killdeer lay their eggs in a small depression in some gravel. We've had em in the driveway, in the pasture, on the side walk, everywhere. The incubation period is very short, approx 12 days. Around here they have several clutches a year. I've already seen young ones out and about.

Redtractorman    Posted 06-02-2002 at 09:57:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a Killdeer egg and they nest on the ground,so if you picked it up the mother probably won't sit on it any longer.I have a nest it the center of my driveway right now and put bricks around it so no one would drive over.Had a nest that already hatched right next to the house.

eieio    Posted 06-02-2002 at 10:41:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Redtractorman, I got worried that maybe I done did do something I shouldn't have but when I checked killdeer eggs on the net, they have brown speckles all over. The egg I have only has brown speckles on one end. I am going outside though to check. Thanks a lot.

Chuck, WA    Posted 06-02-2002 at 09:17:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nope...can't answer your question, but have one of my own.

While mowing the back lawn yesterday evening, found a 3/4" long light blue, darker blue speckled egg in a small bare spot in the grass. It was near a small (20 ft high) willow. A female meadowlark was hanging around. I thought they nested on the ground. Do they, and are thier eggs blue?

EIEIO    Posted 06-02-2002 at 09:27:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Checked on the internet Chuck your egg is a Robin's egg, and my egg is a barn swallow egg. Now my only question is, "how in the heck did it get where it got?"

Should have checked internet first but I am slow. What are you going to do with your egg? I am going to make a little nest and put it there for all to see. I can't find the nest it goes to so it will just stay here.

Is this an intelligent conversation or what?

Chuck, WA    Posted 06-02-2002 at 09:39:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
EIEIO...I thought it was a robin's egg, and have seen some around, but wondered because of the meadowlark hanging around.

I'm going to look for the nest again, but if I don't find it in that willow pretty quick, will probably just let it be.

So what makes an intelligent conversation, and do we care? :)

JULEE in WI    Posted 06-03-2002 at 20:27:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chuck, don't touch your Robin egg you found. Here in Wisconsin, the mother robins will not come back to their eggs after they have been touched by humans. Just thought I would let you know...have a nice day.

Chuck, WA    Posted 06-04-2002 at 08:31:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nope...haven't touched, but there it lies...on the ground. Surprised a magpie didn't have it for breakfast. It's been there since at least Sunday afternoon when I first saw it.

joanna    Posted 04-03-2004 at 16:05:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I sure do hope you get this..... Could you please email me back. I am in Florida and my daughter picked one out of a nest. We are very sure it is a Robin's egg and now that it has been touched we are not sure what to do so when it hatches it wont die. Thank you, Joanna

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