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18 Aug 2020 Baldwin co. AL

Good morning, All.

I found these portions of eggshell in 2 separate locations in my yard.  One was lying under a tall hedgerow and the other was found on the other side of a tall fence on a tabletop on our back patio--I assume carried there by a larger animal.  They are white, unspeckled, smooth, and appear to be from 2 different eggs.   

1. Any ideas what species of bird?

2.  Based on the shell-break pattern (pretty neatly linear), can it be determined if predator or hatchling opened the egg?  

 

 

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The way the edge of the shell is folded inward in such a straight line makes me think a predator opened it from the outside. Perhaps a raccoon biting off the top of the egg so it could drink/eat from a cup sort of thing. Just a wild guess that is pure speculation with no personal experience to support such speculation. Aren't imaginations wonderful?  :classic_laugh:

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26 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

The way the edge of the shell is folded inward in such a straight line makes me think a predator opened it from the outside. Perhaps a raccoon biting off the top of the egg so it could drink/eat from a cup sort of thing. Just a wild guess that is pure speculation with no personal experience to support such speculation. Aren't imaginations wonderful?  :classic_laugh:

lol.  Looking at some of the pics, I think it was a hatchling.  I never expected the break lines to be so neat.

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