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.

1 comment:

Gyorgy Szimuly (Szimi) said...

So sweet.
Please consider to add that breeding record to our breeding shorebird database. I would much appreciate it and would be a great help. See:

Cheers, Szimi