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darlene carbaugh

Scotland, PA, United States

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found different eggs in this nest. I am a new birder and found this strange.thank you

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Beautiful Eggs

Different Eggs In Same Nest

eggs of a different feather

One response to “different eggs in same nest”

  1. Robyn Bailey says:

    That would be the work of the Brown-headed Cowbird. Cowbirds do not make a nest of their own, and must visit other nests to lay an egg (one per day until finished). She depends on the other species to foster her young. You can learn more about them here: http://nestwatch.org/learn/general-bird-nest-info/brown-headed-cowbirds/

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