Grebes & Rails


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No other birds eggs are so susceptible to staining than those of our Grebes and Rails. By the very nature of the nesting materials used, such as reeds, weed and rotting vegetation freshly laid eggs soon discolour greatly. This rotting, composting technique like all marvels of nature is put to good use generating heat for the eggs when the parents are absent. This collection shows the commonly seen eggs of the Moorhen and the Coot to the rare and magnificent divers. As with all of these collections the eggs are shown actual size and true discolouration is shown particularly with the Grebes eggs.


Limited Edition of 500


Width: 520mm x Height: 397mm


Coot, Corncrake, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Red-Throated Diver, Water Rail, Spotted Crake, Black-Throated Diver, Black-Necked Grebe