We’ve had a few weird eggs in the nesting boxes this month. All laid by Miss Moneypenny: several funny shapes, a couple with soft shells, and then this
This isn’t an optical illusion due to perspective . . . it’s teeny tiny, hardly bigger than a quail’s egg, and only containing egg white.
Miss Moneypenny seems to be in fine fettle, but I reckon the odd egg-laying must be because she’s starting to get on in years. Total egg count this month (not counting the soft shells, which were a flattened mess in the nest) was 77 eggs. Miss Moneypenny’s contribution was 24, or I suppose only 23 and a half, as we can hardly call the above an egg! Miss Plumpton also laid 24 – all normal sized. And Mauricette was the winner this month, with 29 eggs.