Wood pigeon egg shellWe found this shell in the garden the other day. I was hoping it would be the egg shell of something really exciting. Just recently a species of fly that had been thought extinct turned up on a nature reserve near us, so you never know. Some lesser-spotted something or other would have been cool. Little Owl suggested it might be a dinosaur egg but given it was only the size of a fifty pence piece we decided that was probably doubtful. It turned out to be the discarded shell of a wood pigeon chick. Not very exciting at all. Still, fun to turn natural history detectives for half an hour.

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