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Sage Green egg - need help to identify


 
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Garlicbreath
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:09 am    Post subject: Sage Green egg - need help to identify Reply with quote

Hi everyone. I was walking by the river yesterday and found an egg. Quite large (bit smaller than a hen's egg) and a lovely sage green. So, quite a big bird and probably a water bird of some kind. Does anyone recognise this? I've tried finding an egg identifier on the internet but no success. If anyone knows of a good site could you post a link?

Photo isn't very sharp, sorry! Must have a shake in my hands this morning!



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't be certain from the photo, but looks like a Mallard's egg to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: a duck agg is just a strong hgen egg Reply with quote

Good on ya Seán. Tis a mallard's alright. The colour does not come over rightly in the photo. GarlicBreath! Google "egg mallard duck" and hit images. You should see your egg.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sean, and walltoall, I thought that egg would be far too big for a poor little mallard. Ouch Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garlicbreath wrote:
I thought that egg would be far too big for a poor little mallard. Ouch Shocked


Better out than in. Laughing Laughing All Kidding aside it does look like a Mallard egg alright. Ties in with the water as well.
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