Eggstra Eggshell for the Garden

While I usually save the crushed eggshells for my birds, I decided to share some with the garden, a few weeks ago, having already invested some long hours in the sun into what I hope will blossom into an attractive hedge. About a week later, while watering the plants and glossing over the pigmented shards of chicken eggshells scattered about, I suddenly became aware that one of those shell fragments was not like the others.

An avian contribution to my garden, 16 May 2009
16 May 2009, an avian contribution to the garden

The bluish tint and the dimensions lead me to believe that it is a Starling’s egg. Indeed, Starlings abound at the new homestead.

~ by finchwench on Wednesday, 3 June 2009.

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