The songthrush is one of my very favourite birds so I'm really pleased to have one nesting in my garden this year. I have all of my feeders in the back garden where it is more private but this thrush has chosen to nest in a large conifer by our gatepost right next to the road! I saw it going in and out with beaksful of dead leaves a couple of weeks back. Just lately it has taken to coming out for a walk round the front garden around mid-morning listening for worms. Just thought I'd share a couple of photos.
I noticed on the last one that there was an egg just behind the thrush and went out to have a look.
I've tried to identify it from a book I have and I think it could be a thrush egg. It's about 30mm long. I can't imagine how it has got to the ground without breaking. Presumably another bird might have taken it from the nest?
How lucky are you to get a Song Thrush nesting in your garden, they are aq beautiful bird.
She may have laid the egg there rather than anything nicking it out of the nest, it may be a case of her just having to let it out...someone may give you some info on it.
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What a dilemma. I have also just spotted a pair of Song Thrushes loitering in the bushes, managed to get this shot before it flew off. I haven't seen them in the garden before.
I may be quite wrong but that looks an awfully big egg for a Song Thrush. Though they do vary they are usually speckled and blotched with reddish brown.
God gave us two ears and one mouth for a very good reason!
Wonder if it can be either Woodpigeon or Collared Dove egg.
The photo doesn't show the colour too well - it was definitely a pale blue egg and collared doves and wood pigeons are white according to my book. The only one which looked remotely similar was a starling egg and I don't get starlings in my garden. It's a mystery!
Wonderful to have these on your doorstep, how lucky are you.
Take care all, Stich.
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Thrush eggs are 27 x 20 mm. so this would be about right
Certainly looks like a thrush egg
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