Egg ID?

To: "'Rod's Gardening'" <>, <>
Subject: Egg ID?
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:32:00 +1000
I don't know but looking at the photos in Beruldsen's book, I think it could fit a magpie, currawong or raven egg and probably also others, but those are what I looked at. A suggestion would be to photograph it beside a ruler, to give a scale.
-----Original Message-----From: Rod's Gardening [ Sent: Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:57 PM
To:       Subject: [canberrabirds] Egg ID?

I found the egg (photo attached) in the middle of a lawn I was mowing today in Holder.  It's intact but a bit the worse for wear.  I am wondering which species it belongs to - my guess is Magpie - and how it may have got there given that there are no obvious nests in the tall trees in the immediate vicinity (the nearest tree being about 20 metres away).  Any ideas?
Also in Holder, on Sunday while glued to the TV watching the Raiders achieve their excellent win, I was momentarily distracted by the sight outside of a large "V" formation of Straw necked Ibis.  I couldn't get an accurate count but I would guess at least 40 birds flying directly over my house - a noteworthy first for me in this area.
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