Friday, July 12, 2019

Lil Ms. Killdeer

The joys of a slower commute. 
I see this baby everyday and I wondered why it was talking to me. 
Only after looking closely at the photos, after reaching work today, I was able to figure out the eggs part.
The bird is protecting the eggs. 

PS. The bird is a Killdeer, correctly identified by my college mate 
#joy nature #beauty #bicyclecommute#birds













Linking with Saturday's Critters.

Peace :)

9 comments:

  1. Hello, I just love these cute birds. Adorable photos and video. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for all your visits and past comments on my blog.

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  2. I hope they hatch soon so that she can relax a bit! What a place to put eggs!

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    1. There was storm last week with wind gusts in the 60-70 mph range, which almost blew me away (literally & figuratively). I checked on her after the storm subsided. And, there she was, a dutiful mother-to-be, sitting on the eggs and protecting are unborn kids. I shed a tear at the wonders of Mother Nature and this Killdeer mother that I witnessed. Beautiful, you know?

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  3. We have a lot of this around here...always see lots of them at the strip pits. They make their nests in the most horrible places...right in the road sometimes. Do you realize they are sometimes called Plovers? Anyway, there is an article from our paper that I scanned in years ago that you might enjoy reading...go HERE to read it. If you right click and click to open in a new tab or window, it will give a bigger version, plus on my computer I can then click to make it bigger and easier to read. Everyone I have ever showed it to or sent it to have enjoyed it.

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    1. I did not know that Killdeers were also called Plovers - very good to know.
      Also, thank you for the link you sent. However, I can't get it to work. When I click on it, it goes nowhere - could be my browser, will check again. Thanks a bunch for the link.
      Happy Sunday :)

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  4. It was probably something I did cause it does not work for me either. I usually check but didn't think to last night...I will just past the link below:
    https://picsandpiecing.blogspot.com/2011/11/for-your-reading-pleasure.html

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  5. It never ceases to amaze me the spots Killdeer choose as nest sites, but even with a good degree of disturbance they seem very successful in raising their brood. They are very engaging little birds to be sure.

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  6. Beautiful.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  7. Yes this looks like the Plovers we have in Australia. We get migratory birds from Siberia they come to nest on our beaches. When disturbed the parent will run off mocking a broken wing. Different species similar traits.

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