Wednesday, May 5, 2010

No mow zone

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.


Hard Right Rudder said...

Most Kildeer feign a broken wing and limp away. She must be new at this.

Mike said...

She did feign the broken wing while I mowed. She stood her ground when I took her picture (at 11x telephoto).