June 11, 2008

Killdeer Nest

There was a killdeer nest smack dab in the middle of the road at the farm where I work. It wasn't there long enough for the eggs to have hatched, precocial hatchlings or not. Which means that some predator probably found the nest. We have foxes, coyotes, raccoons and opossums there. Well, that's what you get for putting your nest right out in the open? Maybe this is one example of the reason that we say someone is 'bird brained'. Poor little momma killdeer! So pitiful! (aren't the eggs pretty, though?)

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