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Subject:Bird species identification help!
Time:07:11 pm
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What do you suppose type of bird made this nest & laid these eggs? They are hidden in one of our fields. They are a bit tinier than a gumball. The bird that flew away when I walked past seemed to be very small & brown.



The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources suggested a robin when I called their/our local office, but I am doubtful.
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2013-05-22 10:28 pm (UTC)
I don't know nearly enough about birds or eggs to assist, but those eggs sure are pretty. It's interesting, too, that the nest is on the ground and not in a tree.

Based on a quick Google search for 'bird eggs blue with brown speckles', your photo looks a bit like cowbird eggs. (Cowbirds use the nests of other birds.) Here is a photo of one species of cowbird. (Bear in mind this is based on only a few minutes of research and is probably wrong.)
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telophase
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Time:2013-05-23 02:22 pm (UTC)
Here's an article that lists some common birds with egg colors. Based on your mention of a small brown blur flying away, I'd hypothesize it's a house sparrow. Robin eggs appear not to have the brown speckles.
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