Mowing the lawn this afternoon, I noticed a bird just standing there. Not flying away.
I made another pass, and still the bird stood in the area.
Then I saw why. Four eggs on the ground for her to protect. They blend in perfectly, especially with her shadow on them.
(Can you see the eggs? Start by looking between her legs).
Now, let's see how she protects her chicks from the neighborhood animals in the middle of the backyard.