Saturday, April 7, 2012

Natures' Easter Eggs

Warbler's, Flycatcher's & Blackcap eggs, oh-my! A richly-colored chromolithograph plate from Henry Seebohm's Coloured Figures of the Eggs of British Birds, printed by Pawson & Brailsford, Sheffield, England, 1896. Seebohm (1832-1895) made his fortune as an English steel manufacturer, although his true passion was ornithology. He traveled extensively and studied various bird species and their eggs. I did my own Easter egg hunt and found a digital version of this beautiful book, chock-full of egg prints, available on the Internet Archive. What a great reminder that Spring is here at last, and it's high time I change my masthead. Meanwhile, the garden needs weeding and the grass needs mowing...
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  1. Hi, I am so excited you posted this on your blog. I love these bird egg plates, they are so beautiful. I have posted them on my blog too...hope you don't mind!

  2. Not a problem. I'm happy you enjoyed them, and thanks for visiting!

  3. Thanks for leading me to these lovely illustrations - I found the source at and used a picture for a banner at


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