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I found a Carolina Wren nest last year in a bag of charcoal on my porch,
and that's exactly what the eggs look like.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO.


On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 2:12 PM, Lawrence Herbert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> I'll guess Carolina Wren CARW.
> Larry Herbert, Joplin MO. certhiaATatt.net  5-24-13
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Margaret Berglund <[log in to unmask]>
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Sent:* Friday, May 24, 2013 1:34 PM
> *Subject:* Egg ID help
>
>   I ride at a small barn west of Columbia (on Route O, after Midway and
> before the MO river). The barn is an 8 stall barn, but two of those "stalls
> are occupied by a tackroom and a grooming stall, with an aisle down the
> middle--to give you an idea of the size. One end of the barn is always open
> and the large doors at the other end are also open this time of year.
>
> In the grooming stall there is a stack of wooden cubby holes about
> 1'x1'x1'. And in each cubby hole is a small bucket that holds brushes and
> such for grooming horses. Over the last couple weeks, I kept finding wads
> of hay stuck in the bucket I use. I suspected some sort of animal, but
> could tell what it was. On Tuesday evening the bucket above mine was the
> one with the hay in it. This time it looked like a definite nest rather
> than a more unorganized wad of hay. The hay at the top was shaped to form a
> tunnel going down deeper into the nest (I wish I had taken a picture).
> There was also a little moss and some horse hair incorporated into it, but
> it was mostly hay.
>
> When we pulled the nest out--we still thought it might be a rodent and
> couldn't really have a nest there--there was not much in the lower levels.
> But we did discover an egg in the bucket above the one that had the nest.
>
> The egg was cream-colored with scattered brown splotches--very pretty. You
> can see it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/80200318@N07/8805678185/
>
> Any ideas what kind of bird laid it?
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Maggie Berglund
> 573-355-7462
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