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#16 Mark

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 16:14

The very rare yellow speckled ######, a bird thought to be extinct in 98% of the world.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 16:17

Are they hard-shelled or leathery. If leathery then they are snake or turtle eggs. If they are hard-shelled then they belong to a bird of some sort.

You might want to either put them back or build a make-shift incubator for them.

There aren't really any wild snakes or turtles in the UK :p

On a serious note, I suspect finch or swallow eggs. Mind washing them a little with water to get the dirt off and photographing them from closer up on a white sheet? Perhaps put some reference object next to them, a ruler or a coin.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 16:17

quail eggs.

(also, the honey badger just dont give a sh*t)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 16:24

Why'd you remove them? Good job killer! lol

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 16:59

If you'll put back them, I think their mom will leave they alone because you touched them. So you basically killed them.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 17:05

If you'll put back them, I think their mom will leave they alone because you touched them. So you basically killed them.

Old wives tale to get kids to not mess with things.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 17:18

Snails.

#23 Coagulated

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 17:27

There aren't really any wild snakes or turtles in the UK :p

On a serious note, I suspect finch or swallow eggs. Mind washing them a little with water to get the dirt off and photographing them from closer up on a white sheet? Perhaps put some reference object next to them, a ruler or a coin.


Actually, we do have a few snakes, turtles and lizards ;)

Although, I think the turtles are a recent thing. Snakes and Lizards are a definite though :)

#24 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:13

If you'll put back them, I think their mom will leave they alone because you touched them. So you basically killed them.


This has been disproved several times.

looks like lizard eggs.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:27

they are blackbird or quail eggs (dependant on size). And also being around november they have probably been stashed by a predator to have later.

#26 Xoligy

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:38

You asked...

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#27 Rigby

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:40

Definitely lizard or turtle eggs. At first I thought maybe rabbit but from seeing easter eggs I know those are too small.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:41

What is mammal-like?

I believe he was joking also.


I think he was referring to it being a marsupial, which IS a mammal but has several distinct characteristics.
But yeah, it was probably a joke.

#29 roguekiller23231

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 21:57

could be slow worm eggs. they are very common across UK.

Edit_

actually after checking slow worms are live bearers. but since they are covered in soil, they are more likely to be from a reptile then a bird.

how big are the eggs?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 22:22

This has been disproved several times.

looks like lizard eggs.


This. Lizard eggs they seem to be.