Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Killdeer on our evening family walks ...

Every evening after we eat our meal, we clean up the house and then walk around our neighborhood. On our evening walks we noticed this very cool bird, the killdeer. The killdeer nests on the ground. It will start shouting at you if you get anywhere near it's nest ... and it will begin to put on a distraction display to guide you away from it's nest. We found it's nest and got a picture of the killdeer guarding it's eggs. Do you see the eggs in the picture above and below?
We look forward to seeing this bird each evening and are excited for the eggs to hatch!

I am going to try to do a little unit study for the children about this specific bird - it's fascinating to watch!


  1. love the cammo eggs!! What a neat bird.

  2. Have never ever seen one...amazing! Thanks for pointing out the eggs or I never would have known!