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Saturday, May 22, 2010
The killdeer family
The past two weeks, I've been following a pair of killdeer who put their nest in my backyard. There's a rocky patch near the drainage ditch that cuts through the yard, so I guess it's their preferred nesting environment. When I mowed part of the backyard Thursday, I saw that the eggs had hatched. Four little killdeer are running around. Saturday morning, I got close enough to catch this picture of mom and dad with two of the little ones. I wonder how long until I can mow that part of my lawn.