May 1, 2018

Eggs in the Lawn

My husband was mowing the lawn when he found 4 plastic rocks in the grass. He picked one up to get a closer look and when he dropped it he found it was actually an egg.
We figure a creature got into a bird's nest and dropped the eggs in our backyard. Although there's no sign of a nest anywhere. The eggs were left outside and the unbroken ones disappeared the next day.
The one my husband dropped. They're actually a very pretty pale blue. I have to assume they're robins eggs, there are a few that hang out around the garden.
A group shot of the unbroken eggs. There are lots of critters in our neighborhood. We've found big fat possums that hiss at you when you've got them cornered and I've had a couple rabbits in the garden as well. Our neighbor took a picture of a giant hawk sitting on our fence looking into our backyard last fall, probably hunting voles. And there's at least 3 owls living very close to us. One day my solar powered owl was on the fritz and calling out constantly, it got three other owls to answer it and they all made a nice chorus while I was working in the greenhouse.

We actually had an unexpected frost on Saturday. A friend of mine had planted out her tomatoes and they got zapped. That's an incredibly late frost for this region.

I hope everyone is getting started on the new growing season. My husband says he will till the garden tomorrow. He went and dug a hole out there today and says it is very close, by tomorrow afternoon the ground should be dry enough to work. And since I have Thursday off, I can spend the whole day planting right before the rain.


Michelle said...

What a surprise it must have been to find those eggs. There's lots of critters here too, other than just rodents, those are just the most pesky ones. Some of my favorites of late are the various lizards, California quail, Red Shouldered hawks, Band Tailed Pigeons, Anna's and Allen's hummingbirds, and Bobcats. There's always something new to see when I look carefully. One of these days I should make a list of all the critters I've seen.

Jade C said...

Eggs! What a surprise! We used to have lots of birds nests on our mango trees but never on the ground. Since there is no signs of a dropped bird's nest, could it be that the eggs belong to some reptiles instead?

Sue Garrett said...

No sooner do we think our soil may manage to dry enough to turn over than it starts to rain again.

Phuong said...

Hi Michelle,
Lizards and bobcats would be interesting to see. We had a lizard come into our house when we lived in Oregon, such interesting creatures. I'm getting up bright and early tomorrow to get started on planting.

Phuong said...

Hi Jade,
We don't have reptiles here, probably because it gets too cold for them during the winter. It's hard to say how those eggs could have gotten there.

Phuong said...

Hi Sue,
You are having wet chilly spring. It's amazing how much you're managing to get done even with the soil being so wet.

gardenvariety-hoosier said...

Interesting. Last week I found a sky blue egg in one of the flower beds, probably a robin egg, and wondered how it got there. Then yesterday I noticed an empty bird's nest in the pallet planter that grows strawberries.

Phuong said...

Hi Mike,
It is my natural instinct to blame squirrels, they're always running about and getting into stuff. It ended up raining today so it'll be awhile before we can get any planting done.

I'm glad for you that your neighborhood was able to block a trailer park from being built in your area.