Bird Eggs – Find of the Week

Today we are featuring an interesting list of bird eggs found in their nests. This list was found inside the back cover of a field book. Although the page doesn’t have a date on it, the entire field book was dated between April and June of 1908. Unfortunately, we found no explanation as to why the bird eggs were being counted.

The list reads as follows:
“Eggs of
Small burrowing owl – seven in nest.
Yellow headed woodpecker – five in nest.
Bottlenest bird (oriole ?) – three in nest, perhaps not complete.
Totache  – three in nest.”

Totache is another name for the Caracara bird.