How exciting. I have never found an egg other thn a chook egg.
Exciting for us. Not so for the bird who it belongs to.A few people have said they think it belongs to the Masked Lapwing. Because of where it was, we suspect a raven or other nest-looting bird had dropped it.
It it was a lapwing egg then surely there would have been one nearby standing guard. They are very diligent birds. Merry Christmas. I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Oh, I know. They are great defenders of their nests and will take on absolutely anything, even helicopters and cars. A couple of weeks ago, we were driving home when a lapwing chick wandered onto the road in front of us. Mother bird rushed out and stood in the middle of the road flapping her wings in the same motion that a human would use to stop someone. I just wish we'd had a dash-cam.The egg was stone-cold (no pun intended), so we think it was probably dropped there by a nest-looting bird like a raven.We had a lovely day, thank you. Low-key but that's how we like it.Happy Boxing Day, Joan!
Looks like a Masked Lapwing egg to me, very similar to the ones we photographed here recently in their nest when they left it for a short amount of time.
Thanks, Judi. That certainly seems to be the consensus
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