I am struggling to identify these eggs found on my lawn. Found within a metre radius, but gathered together for this photo.
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It's hard to say when the scale isn't clear. I'd say possibly House Sparrow, but it's a guess.
Putting a 10p piece next to them would help, if a rule isn't to hand.
Thank you for your assistance. I will certainly remember to capture scale next time. But they are 4cm long eggs.
Why would they have all been on the lawn? Is this the parents clearing out the nest, or could this be the action of a predator?
It's common for females eat the empty eggshells, to recover the calcium they lost in laying. A predator is much more likely, I think.
They look, numerically, physically and location-wise like Pheasant eggs.
It would figure too because the nest would be on the ground and possibly nearby. A predator would grab them one at a time, taken them to a spot and lick them clean - yum.
Quite possibly mustelid or, less so, hedgehog.
I have taken the plunge and suggested pheasant. Who knows, even my weak reputation may promote Likely and get the post out of the Doldrums!
I must say that 4cms is a tiny bit small for peasant and hopeless for domestic hen.
See here for pheasant size
There is not a hint of yellow (yolk) in the pictures making me suspicious that a family of travellers had a hard-boiled picnic on your lawn!
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