Many Photos of Birds' Eggs
July 28, 2004 3:56 PM   Subscribe

Some highlights include the Osprey, The Australian Spotted Crake, and the Red-Necked Stint.
posted by interrobang at 4:05 PM on July 28, 2004

Also, wow.
posted by interrobang at 4:09 PM on July 28, 2004

Very nifty! The Leaden Flycatcher has a neat egg. I've wondered how the pigment and patterns get laid down on the shell--anyone know? Thanks for the cool link, interrobang.
posted by lobakgo at 6:02 PM on July 28, 2004

We found an empty egg just this afternoon. Now I can go around, all knowing, announcing it's a House Sparrow. Thanks, interrobang!
posted by Feisty at 6:28 PM on July 28, 2004

My fiance/fellow birder and I eating this up. Thanks interrobang!
posted by DakotaPaul at 6:46 PM on July 28, 2004

Groovy link...tres cool eggs...but you know the thing that's missing? Bacon.
posted by dejah420 at 7:04 PM on July 28, 2004

They just have a black swan's egg [huff].
posted by orange swan at 8:13 PM on July 28, 2004

Swirly egg.
posted by lobakgo at 9:34 PM on July 28, 2004

Pretty: Crested Tern
posted by piskycritter at 5:31 AM on July 29, 2004

Excellent stuff. Eggs are nifty. I've handled ostrich eggs like that first link, unfertilized and so blown hollow and kept by the fellow from the zoo who actually delivered them. Wow. Kind of pocked and porous with a calcium-chalkiness to them, thick and sturdy but of course always undeniably fragile. And big!

And who hasn't found a robin's egg at least once, picked it up and marveled over it? Very cool.
posted by Shane at 6:12 AM on July 29, 2004

Cool post! Thanks a bunch.
posted by rocketman at 8:08 AM on July 29, 2004

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