Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Neighbors

Our neighbors have a Killdeer nesting in their front flower bed.  She is right next to the sidewalk, 5 feet from the porch.  She picked a very busy, high traffic area.
I watered flowers for our neighbor over the weekend and had forgotten about their new neighbor.  I was reminded quickly as I heard a loud piercing chirpping - like an alarm.  I walked within 2 feet of her nest and she got crazy upset.  She did the "broken wing dance", to distract me and to get me away from her nest. 
I kept assuring her everything was okay, but she didn't listen. 

She has every right to be crazy upset.  See her camoflauged eggs just to the right of the light?  She has been sitting on these 3 eggs for well over a week now, even in the pouring rain.  Such a dedicated mother. 

We tend to have a Killdeer nest in the area every year, but I have yet to see the chicks. 

Wouldn't that be awesome!?!

1 comment:

  1. didnt even see the eggs till you said s/t that soooooooooooooooooo neat! Kris