29 October 2008
I don't know what kind of bird laid this egg, but the colour was exquisite.
I do know who laid this unbelievably tiny one though.
A Welcome Swallow (they are also known as House Swallows). That pair of tiny birds that live outside the laundry door in their little striped mud nest are now proud parents. They fly in and out all.day.long and every now and then when I venture out to the clothesline with a[nother] basket of washing I catch a glimpse of a fluffy wee head or a gaping beak poking above the rim of the nest.
When she takes one of her rare breaks on the shed roof, I swear I can see exhaustion in the mother bird's eyes.