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This nest was on the ground in the woods in southern New Hampshire.  Near an old logging road.  About 4" in diameter.  An area with lots of ferns.  The eggs look like they are the color of robins' eggs, but the nest seems small and I don't know that a ground nest would be typical for a robin.  Any ideas?  Thanks!

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3 hours ago, photog46 said:

This nest was on the ground in the woods in southern New Hampshire.  Near an old logging road.  About 4" in diameter.  An area with lots of ferns.  The eggs look like they are the color of robins' eggs, but the nest seems small and I don't know that a ground nest would be typical for a robin.  Any ideas?  Thanks!

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You are correct in that robins don't normally nest on the ground. Also their nests are usually lined with mud.

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21 hours ago, photog46 said:

About 4" in diameter.  

 

Are you sure? That's a pretty big egg, bigger than a chicken egg, even if you measure the long way ("diameter" of the oval if you look at the egg from the side instead of end to end). I just took a tape measure to the eggs in my kitchen and they're about 2 1/2" long. 

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11 minutes ago, Aveschapines said:

Are you sure? That's a pretty big egg, bigger than a chicken egg, even if you measure the long way ("diameter" of the oval if you look at the egg from the side instead of end to end). I just took a tape measure to the eggs in my kitchen and they're about 2 1/2" long. 

I think that @photog46 was saying the nest was about 4" in diameter. At least that's the way I read it.

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5 hours ago, Aveschapines said:

Are you sure? That's a pretty big egg, bigger than a chicken egg, even if you measure the long way ("diameter" of the oval if you look at the egg from the side instead of end to end). I just took a tape measure to the eggs in my kitchen and they're about 2 1/2" long. 

It's an ostrich nest! :classic_cool:

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