I forgot to add this puzzle to my last post.
This AM Ray & I were watching the hummers come to the window feeder and the
other yard birds busy at the feeding station in the yard. We noitced a small
light colored object lying in the feeding trough at the bottom of a barn shaped
hopper feeder. With binoculars, we thought it was an egg. Ray went out and
retrieved it from the feeder and it was indeed an egg! It is very light sort of
translucent blue in color, has a fairly narrow pointed end and is wreathed at
the blunt end with brown squiggles and a few spots. It measures 25.8 x 17.05
mm. Researching in the egg books, the closest we can find is either a
Rose-breasted Grosbeak or a Red-winged Blackbird egg (leaning toward the Grosbeak). (It
definatley is not a Cowbird egg). Colors in the plates are not exactly right,
but close and the size fits.
Has anyone else ever found an egg laid in their feeder? Why would a bird do
this? Late arrival and just had to dump the egg? Anyone have other suggestions
for the mystery egg layer ID?
Puzzled in Georgia, Liz