[Tweeters] Robin's egg Question

Betty Boyd boyd6016 at q.com
Thu Apr 24 12:56:16 PDT 2014

Here are some birds that lay blue eggs -

Vast numbers of birds lay blue eggs - they are common amongst thrushes,
starlings, crows, babblers, accentors, ducks, herons, egrets, robins, and




From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Linda
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:02 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Robin's egg Question

While walking, I cam across a intact robin's egg laying in the dirt at the
edge of a parking lot.

Can any of you Tweeters tell me:
Can an egg be stolen from a nest without being broken?
Could the mamma robin have HAD to just stop where she was and lay her egg?
Are there any other senarios where a undamaged robin egg could have ended up
on the ground?
Do any ground nesting birds lay robin's egg blue eggs?

Linda Pjillips
Kenmore WA

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