When walking around this morning with husband, I spied this teeny tiny egg on the front walkway. It is intact but I have no idea from what kind of bird it came. It is definitely not a robin egg because is it much smaller than a robin egg and is not a solid blue colour. There are little darker speckles, but just at one end. The picture below shows the egg beside a regular teaspoon to give you an idea of its size.
The colour of the egg isn't quite so bright whitish blue as the picture makes it out to be.
Here it is, enlarged. You can see the speckles. Any southern Ontario bird oficionado out there who knows what kind of bird laid this?
I am taking a water and rest break from clearing out a completely overgrown, grass infested part of a perennial bed. It is up against the garage wall and currently contains "ground phlox", daylilies, hollyhocks, obedient plant (disobedient plant!!) and that very tall yellow flower that I never really know the name of. I want to dig every single living thing out of there. It also houses a huge ant hill. Then I will plant some nice flowering shrubs (maybe weigela or hydrangea, a bit of hosta??) and lay down landscape fabric and mulch, and then create a nice path in front of that to cut through the garden to our gravel driveway in front of the garage doors. I just happened to pick the hottest day we've had so far to do it. NOT complaining!! Bring on summer!