Found you email address on the internet while trying to
identify a bird by its nest and eggs. No luck, but I hope you, whoever you
are, kind person, may be able to help.
My neighbour, who lives close by the Editnvale wetlands in
suburban Melbourne, found three eggs in a hollow on the ground (she said
"dish-shaped"). She discovered them while weeding her raised vegie
garden. They are about half the size of a bantam's egg, and teal blue with
dark blotches. She tells me she hasn't noticed a bird there.
The garden has lizards, and two small resident dogs which will make short work
of any chicks, I'm afraid.
Firstly, what do you think may have left the eggs there, and
secondly, what's the best strategy?
Thanks for any help you can give.