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Hi. Need help w/ nest + eggs id Ohio

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Old Thursday 29th April 2004, 20:13   #1
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Hi. Need help w/ nest + eggs id Ohio

We just found a nest on the ground in the middle of our yard (northern Ohio). Two eggs are inside--a pale blue with brown speckles. Any ideas?
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Old Thursday 29th April 2004, 21:34   #2
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Well Im not an expert by any means w/ birds let alone eggs, but Ill venture a guess; it maybe that they are eastern bluebird eggs/nest. Depends on size too of course, what size were the eggs, and how big was the nest, and what shape? Few more details may help other, more knowledgeable, folks w/ an ID.

eastern bluebird eggs are a pale blue with a few specks and about 0.8 inches in length. their nest is generally a loose cup of grass/plant stems, though i think they may tend to favor boxes, i'm not sure.
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Old Friday 30th April 2004, 00:58   #3
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The nest being on the ground suggests that it could be a sparrow. Both Chipping and Song Sparrows have eggs that are bluish/greenish with brown specks, though the Chipping nests mostly in bushes. So I'd guess it's probably a Song Sparrow. Like Bubo said, can you give us more details?
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Hi Isommer, Welcome to Bird Forum from Admin and the Moderators.

Sorry I can't help with an ID. Your sure to get many opinions on this one!

Look forward to reading about your Bird Day in Ohio.
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Old Friday 30th April 2004, 06:24   #5
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Based on Warbler's suggestions of possible Chipping or Song Sparrow, I found a couple of photos of nests with eggs. Does yours look like either of these?
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