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06/17/2019 07:25:03 PM · #1
Hey all, I found this egg at the bottom of a large pine tree in my front yard. It looks like a corvid stole it and pecked it open to get at the contents. Trying to identity what kind of bird it may have belonged to - I suspect a raptor but so far doesn't seem to match the images I've seen for redtail, red-shouldered, sharp-shinned or rough-legged hawks, Possibly an owl's egg?

The white egg in the pic at top is a grade large chicken egg, for size comparison. Will post images once I upload them, been so long since I've done that!

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Message edited by author 2019-06-17 19:27:23.
06/17/2019 07:52:57 PM · #2
Wondering if it might be a duck egg?

ETA: Ahhh, take a look at Canada Goose eggs, they have a very similar look.

Message edited by author 2019-06-17 19:55:18.
06/17/2019 08:58:14 PM · #3
Actually a hunter friend has suggested wild turkey, and there are indeed plenty of them around. The size and speckling are bang on for turkey. Canada Goose foes look close but they're huge.
06/17/2019 09:08:51 PM · #4
Ah never thought of turkey. Yep, we have shedloads of 'em around here too!
06/17/2019 09:20:11 PM · #5
Does the ornithology lab at Cornell have a guide to eggs? I know they have a gazillion audio tracks of bird calls ...
06/17/2019 09:30:33 PM · #6
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Does the ornithology lab at Cornell have a guide to eggs? I know they have a gazillion audio tracks of bird calls ...


Shhh Paul, don't egg her on ;-)
06/17/2019 10:28:37 PM · #7
At least I didn't send her a tweet.
06/18/2019 09:57:22 AM · #8
Originally posted by GeneralE:

At least I didn't send her a tweet.


Yeah, that would've been bad...the yolk would've been on you cause I don't twitter or tweet ;-)
06/18/2019 01:19:45 PM · #9
Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

At least I didn't send her a tweet.


Yeah, that would've been bad...the yolk would've been on you cause I don't twitter or tweet ;-)

Well, before you crow too much about your social media discipline, neither do I. :-)
06/18/2019 08:19:04 PM · #10
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Well, before you crow too much about your social media discipline...


Cawff cawff.
06/18/2019 08:24:15 PM · #11
Sorry you're feeling under the feather ... fortunately avian flu is rare in the U.S. ...
06/18/2019 09:39:28 PM · #12
This whole thread is becoming a shell game... cracks me up.
06/18/2019 09:57:14 PM · #13
Easter Egg?!!!
06/18/2019 11:28:03 PM · #14
Originally posted by kirbic:

This whole thread is becoming a shell game... cracks me up.

Well if you can't keep it together you'll have to move ova and make room for someone else.
06/19/2019 07:00:09 AM · #15
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by kirbic:

This whole thread is becoming a shell game... cracks me up.

Well if you can't keep it together you'll have to move ova and make room for someone else.


Nah, I'm tougher than that...pretty hard-boiled in fact!
06/19/2019 11:21:34 AM · #16
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by kirbic:

This whole thread is becoming a shell game... cracks me up.

Well if you can't keep it together you'll have to move ova and make room for someone else.


Nah, I'm tougher than that...pretty hard-boiled in fact!

Yeah, well you tough guys have been known to go off half-cocked sometimes.
06/19/2019 12:28:07 PM · #17
Unlike the chickens who won't risk anything
06/19/2019 03:35:46 PM · #18
I was on my way to the control room to SMITE ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kirbic for Intentional Infliction of Lousy Puns, but I fell over and broke my leg just before I got to the buzzard... Am I hoist by my own Petrel?

Message edited by author 2019-06-19 15:36:53.
06/19/2019 04:49:30 PM · #19
I suppose now you'll just sit around puffin on a good cigar.

(Ducks for cover!)
06/19/2019 05:17:24 PM · #20
Originally posted by GeneralE:

I suppose now you'll just sit around puffin on a good cigar.

(Ducks for cover!)


Almost thought the thread was dead, and was about to brood... but you came through in the clutch!
06/19/2019 05:18:47 PM · #21
Puns flying all over the place.
06/19/2019 05:30:14 PM · #22
Originally posted by Pangurban:

Puns flying all over the place.

Don't talon us -- the humorless ones will clip our wings!
06/19/2019 07:06:29 PM · #23
And of course ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kirbic, Dodo that he is, failed to acknowledge my wonderful flight of punditry. I am not EMUsed; the insult is hard to swallow :-(
06/19/2019 07:43:33 PM · #24
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

And of course ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kirbic, Dodo that he is, failed to acknowledge my wonderful flight of punditry. I am not EMUsed; the insult is hard to swallow :-(

Enough grousing -- sometimes you have to goose him to get him to owl out loud, and after that he may give up and say he's quite finched; eider that or take penguin hand and write you a nasty note.
06/19/2019 08:14:48 PM · #25
A henous fight of poultry.
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