How Did You Get There?

@Corbin5 (99915)
United States
May 23, 2017 2:53pm CST
. We have many trees in our backyard that are home to nests made by a variety of birds. I was surprised to see one little egg on our patio steps, a location far from any of the trees in the yard. That egg certainly did not fall from a nest. There is no way a snake could have put that tiny egg on the step since snakes swallow an egg right on the spot. I suppose a blue jay, crow or a squirrel dropped that lone egg on the step for some reason. Since the egg has been punctured prematurely, no baby bird will emerge from that damaged egg. Nature can really make a person sad at times.
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• Preston, England
23 May 17
sad and mysterious - guess you'll never know how it happened @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
23 May 17
Probably another bird. Or perhaps a squirrel. Felt bad for the little thing inside that egg.
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• Preston, England
24 May
@Corbin5 nothing you can do about it - nature really is red in tooth and claw
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@much2say (38744)
• United States
23 May 17
Oh wow - just how tiny is that little egg? Ah, so it's already damaged . It is sad, but well, I guess nature has a way of "balance" - it just was not meant to be for that little egg.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
23 May 17
Yes, that little egg was probably dropped by a crow or a blue jay.
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@LadyDuck (147313)
• Switzerland
24 May
I have found a small egg on the roof of one of the birds feeder, I suppose a sparrow or a blue jay have laid the egg there.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
An unusual place for an egg for sure. Yes, probably a sparrow or a blue day placed it there.
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@LadyDuck (147313)
• Switzerland
24 May
@Corbin5 I rescued the egg, placed it in a small bag with cotton and kept in a warm place, but nothing came out of that egg.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
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• United States
23 May 17
Oh dear Deborah. That is sad and strange. I wonder...
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
23 May 17
Molly was having quite an argument with a squirrel in a tree the other day. Perhaps it was that squirrel who did this.
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• United States
24 May
@Corbin5 Maybe.
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• Pamplona, Spain
23 May 17
Probably one of them trying to take it away to eat and dropped it by the look of it.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
23 May 17
Yes, fell from a bird's beak, I believe.
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• Pamplona, Spain
23 May 17
@Corbin5 Poor little mite. I have seen it more than once.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
23 May 17
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@Hannihar (29696)
2 Mar
That is weird. I wonder where it came from.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
2 Mar
I have no idea. It is still a mystery.
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@Hannihar (29696)
4 Mar
@Corbin5 |f you find out please let us know Deborah?
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
4 Mar
@Hannihar Of course!
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@PatZAnthony (12342)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 May
Things like this can really make those with a tender heart wonder why such things happen!
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
26 May
Well, just felt sorry for the little fellow who will not be.
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@PatZAnthony (12342)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 May
@Corbin5 Yes, those of us with tender hearts would. Then some would just give an "oh, well" and move on.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
26 May
@PatZAnthony I know. I spent so much time today trying to turn over a beetle. He was dying, but I thought if I got him upright, he might be OK. He was not strong enough to be on his little legs, so put him in the cool grass. Poor thing.
• United States
24 May
aw, how sad 'ndeed! if'n ya were here i'd say the winds might've taken part'n the wee ones demise. 'tis been quite tough'n not only the eggs/nests but also the newly hatched :( 'fter e'ery front comes through i go'n search 'f casualties.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
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@YrNemo (11181)
24 May
From some lizards? (Why did you mention squirrel? Squirrel doesn't lay egg, right? )
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
Well, squirrels will take eggs from nests and eat them. We do not have lizards in our Chicago suburb. Squirrel give birth to live babies.
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@YrNemo (11181)
25 May
@Corbin5 Squirrels pinch eggs from birds and eat them? Oh dear, and here I thought they only eat nuts and roots. Thanks for this info.
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@ridingbet (46936)
• Philippines
24 May
when the mango tree in fron of our house has more leaves yet (it should be trimmed any day now), there were many fallen nests, with eggs, from the house sparrow.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
Yes, my husband trimmed a bush here and he could not see the nest hidden deep in the bush. Took the one baby to the wildlife center, but the pros could not save such a little baby bird. We even placed the nest back into the bush, but the cover provided by leaves was not enough and the parents would not go back to the nest due to it being too out in the open.
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@CRK109 (14420)
• United States
24 May
So sad. I bet the mama bird has been looking for it!
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
I bet she was too. We had a mama and papa bird frantic when a brand new baby fell out of a nest. We were able to place the baby, using a ladder, back in the nest, after researching that the parents would not reject if a human returns it. Those bird parents watched our every move.
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@CRK109 (14420)
• United States
24 May
@Corbin5 How sweet! It's wonderful when people can do something nice for our bird/animal neighbors! I love that you did that for that little family!
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@JudyEv (118731)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May
I wonder how that happened. Maybe a squirrel?
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
Well, Molly was having a huge argument with a squirrel who was sitting in an oak tree, so I blame the squirrel.
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@JudyEv (118731)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May
@Corbin5 Maybe the squirrel stole the egg.
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@Susan2015 (20161)
• United States
23 May
That is so said, the poor little bird.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
Yes, such a little thing. Oh well, nature is hard to view sometimes.
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@Susan2015 (20161)
• United States
26 May
@Corbin5 It sure can be.
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@Courtlynn (65701)
• United States
23 May 17
Oh no. ):
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
23 May 17
Poor little fellow in that egg is not to be. Humans can place them back in a nest without problems, but that little fellow in the egg was a goner.
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@Courtlynn (65701)
• United States
23 May 17
@Corbin5 very sad
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@Ruby3881 (2012)
• Canada
29 May
It's always sad when a fertilized egg doesn't make it. I hope the rest of that clutch are all safe in a nest somewhere.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
29 May
I believe they are safe since no other eggs on the ground have been spotted.
@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
25 May
You may never know how it got there. Maybe it was laid there by accident.
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
25 May
Yes, I will never know. Poor little egg.
@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
24 May
You are right, maybe an animal other than the mother bird had put that egg on your patio steps. It could had been a beautiful bird when hatched!
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
I know. Sad that the baby bird did not get a chance to live in this world of ours.
@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
24 May
That's sad
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
Yes, it is sad to lose a lovely bird.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 May
Sad and mysterious at the same time
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
Yes, nature is full of so many mysteries, some wonderful and some sad.
24 May
Nature can be both cruel and kind. :(
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@Corbin5 (99915)
• United States
24 May
Yes, nature is filled with joy and sadness.