The Meaning of All These Eggs

“The egg is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out.”

Okay, so that’s straight from Wikipedia, and pretty much what I was thinking I’d find if I looked up what an egg symbolizes.

Found some more tiny eggs today. I don’t know why I keep posting them. I’m hoping there is some significance in this–other than the fact that it’s spring. I’m a bit of a Pollyanna if you haven’t noticed. So I’m going to enjoy all these newfound treasures and pretend there is some greater meaning to it all cause this is my blog and I’m allowed to dream. Right?

A close up picture. The eggs are actually quite tiny.

The nest was at the base of a very small fir tree.

If you look closely you'll see the eggs. What a great hiding place.

“Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.” ~~Ramona C. Carroll

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  1. Eggs as Easter symbols roots Greek and Russian Orthodox. Also a symbol of cholesterol.

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    • LOL..Actually eggs are better for us than first believed. I believe they now say we can eat one every day.. :)

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  2. Abigail Sharpe

     /  May 30, 2011

    How cute are those eggs! Do you know what bird they’ll turn out to be?

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    • They are very cure and oh so tiny. If Mama hadn’t flown off I’m sure the nest would never have been discovered.

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  3. Madison Woods

     /  May 30, 2011

    I always love finding eggs in nests, even when it is my own chickens. Today I found a shell on the ground from a newly hatched baby bird somewhere overhead in the tree canopy.

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  4. Great photos. I like the quote, too. Blessings, Laura…

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  5. It looks similar to a Carolina wren’s nest, but it doesn’t appear they come that far north on the map.

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    • We think it’s some kind of warbler, Patti. We had a good look at the bird, but wasn’t able to come up with a perfect match in my book. I’m going to check another reference book this evening.

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  6. they look just like the ones we found in my parents grill…no we didn’t cook out, we left them to hatch! Maybe the significance is just a reminder that there is new life all around you to explore… just a reminder to strecth your wings!

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    • Glad to hear you didn’t cook the eggs. I’m sure you were able to get some shots of the new birds.

      I like that…”A reminder to stretch your wings.” Thanks for passing that along. :)

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  7. I love finding things like this when out and about! They’re such a great reminder of how many incredible things there are in the world that you could just completely miss if you didn’t keep your eyes open.

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    • There really is so much out there to discover. Sometimes, most times we are just in too much of a hurry and we miss out on a lot. Keeping our eyes open to new things is the best way to find these beautiful treasures.

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  8. keep posting them, I love seeing these shots!!

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  9. Will you be able to continue snapping shots after they hatch? Wouldn’t that be special. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Probably won’t get a chance to get shots afterwards. It’s quite a distance from home, but one never knows. I may make a special trip back.

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  10. I love all the pictures! We have lots of birds around us, but I seldom see their eggs. There are some barn swallows nesting in our garage, but their nest is too high for me to see inside. :(

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    • Thanks, Carol. There’s a knack for finding nests and eggs. Walking through a Christmas tree lot and keeping ones eyes and ears open is key. You can usually tell when you get close to a nest, Mama flies or else she’s not far off making quite a racket.

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  11. I love watching the bird activity around here but now that June has arrived we’ve had to remove the birdfeeders because they attract bears. I don’t often see nests here… I think there are so many trees surrounding us that they can tuck themselves out of sight pretty easily. I’m thinking your eggs looks like Black-capped chickadee eggs, especially since you mentioned they’re pretty tiny. The nuthatches and certain wrens are a similar marking but larger, I think. One resource I like is Sialis website and here’s their chickadee page: http://www.sialis.org/nestschickadee.htm

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    • Thanks for the link, Carol.. We know they’re definitely not chickadee. Mama is yellow with some rust through her chest and a rust coloured cap. She looks like some of the warblers in my book but they don’t have a dark head. I’ll have to keep looking see if I can find she. I think I have one more bird book to look at.

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  12. Is there a post coming soon about egg salad??? Just wonderin’.

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    • You must be hungry, Dave. LOL…

      You can be sure if do make egg salad I’ll probably write a post about it unless I come up with something more interesting.

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  13. I love that you keep finding the nests with eggs in them to take pictures of, Laura…I think that’s a lucky thing in itself!

    Wendy

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  14. Gotta love the symbol of new life. Precious.

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