Today I spotted an egg had been thrown at one of my windows, looking from inside there's a large orange smear on the glass, running down the glass.
I went outside to investigate and saw pools of yolk had gathered on the window-sill. It vibrated in the wind with no sign of congealing (although it is rather chilly outside today). Surprisingly I could find no sign of any eggshell on the floor, and the amount of yolk and other material on the glass and sill were too small to come from a hen egg (not that anyone would have any reason to throw eggs at my house).
After a quick look around, I saw a white object on the floor I thought might be white rose petals or a dropped issue, but upon closer inspection it was a broken eggshell - white, with small black dots, and much smaller than a hen egg. I concluded this must be the egg that hit my window.
I've attached photographs of the scene of the crime, and the eggshell itself. Can anyone identify it?
But how does an egg come into contact with my window? There are a number of large trees and bushes nearby that birds do have nests in, but I couldn't see any way wind could have blown an egg from a nest and into the window, in fact I couldn't see any nests at all (although it has been very windy lately). Surely if the egg was just blown in the wind it would harmlessly bounce off the glass and land on the sill or the ground below? And why was the shell over 1m away from the window on the floor?
The size of the smear on the window suggests the egg contacted with surprising force, almost as if it had been thrown; I did wonder if anther bird might have carried the egg (assuming birds can carry eggs) and smashed into the window (as they do) - except there's no sign of bird strike.
If anyone can identify the egg and suggest how strong the eggshell is, and if the damage to the eggshell suggests it was thrown at the window by a person, or if it's particularly fragile and being swept by the wind might do it.
I also note that there's a 1.8m high fence, if one were to throw an egg from outside of the fence only the top part of the window is really visible. So right now I'm really leaning towards the conspiracy theory that someone intentionally hit my window with a local bird egg for reasons currently unknown.
Any information appreciated :)