Sunday, June 16, 2013

Killdeer Nest

A pair of Killdeer birds have a nest at the base of one of the legs on this wooden archway in the front yard. Every evening when Susan would go out to water the plants, the birds would create all kinds of racket. They move away from the nest in order to keep predators away from the eggs so it took awhile for Susan to identify the actual location of the nest.
One of the parents.
It is amazing how the eggs just blend in so well with the rock. Some magpies were trying to get the eggs this morning so Susan went out and scared them off. I hope we get to see the birds hatch.
A close-up view of the eggs. So cool!