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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Jun 3, 2016 8:38 AM CST
Oh no! I just went out my back door and found this on the deck! Blinking I'm assuming it's a bird egg, but I have no idea how it got onto my deck without breaking. Should I look for any nests around and try to put it back? I believe there's a Carolina Wren nest close by, but not even sure if that is what this is.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 3, 2016 2:08 PM CST
I think you're right about it being a Carolina Wren Ibis. I can only tell you what I would do & that would be look for the nest & put it back in if you can.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 3, 2016 2:09 PM CST
This site might be of use:
http://www.sialis.org/nestscarolinawren.htm
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Birds
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IbisFla
Jun 3, 2016 2:18 PM CST
Thanks, Ann - that's what I did. I put it back into the Carolina Wren nest that I know about. It was empty though, so I'm afraid there might be another one somewhere else that I haven't found. It's still very strange how it ended up on my deck, quite a way from the nest, and wasn't broken.
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Jun 3, 2016 2:18 PM CST
looks like a wren egg , you can try to put it back , maybe a predator knocked it out or a brown headed cowbird replaced it with one of her own eggs.

either way the parents may abandon the nest
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 3, 2016 3:06 PM CST
I agree with Kurt. You've done the best you could Ibis, that's all anyone can do.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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