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One of the Joys of Spring: Robin’s Egg Blue

One of the Joys of Spring: Robin’s Egg Blue

Robin’s egg blue is one of nature’s most striking colors in my opinion. Bird eggs come in a white variety of colors including ranges of white and tan, blue, pink, yellow, green, brown, red, and many more.

Vivid colored eggs may indicate a well-fed mother and healthier hatchlings. The Spruce published a really good article about bird egg coloration here.

I found this broken robin’s egg on the ground under a tree, and of course, stopped to examine and photograph it.

I snapped a few iPhone photographs of this egg shell and placed it back onto the ground. because bird eggs — even broken egg shells — are not legal to possess under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. I published a detailed blog post about this topic here.

Smartphone photo of a broken robin's egg in the palm of my hand. Since it's illegal to keep most bird eggs, even broken eggs found on the ground, I snapped a few images and returned the shell to the ground.
Smartphone photo of a broken robin’s egg in the palm of my hand. Since it’s illegal to keep most bird eggs, even broken eggs found on the ground, I snapped a few images and returned the shell to the ground.
Just look at the vivid blue-green of this broken robin's egg.
Just look at the vivid blue-green of this broken robin’s egg.
Another view of the broken eggshell.
Another view of the broken eggshell.

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~ Keith

2 comments

  1. Is it really illegal to keep most bird eggs and even shells? Where did you find the robin egg shell, that there’s laws like that?

    1. Hi – yes, it’s my understanding that keeping bird egg shells, as well as feathers and nests, is illegal in the United States. But many other countries have similar laws. I wrote a blog post about it here that includes links to government pages where you can read about it directly from the source. https://icatchshadows.com/did-you-know-its-illegal-to-possess-most-bird-feathers/

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