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Killdeer Nest

Posted on May 20, 2015

Yesterday afternoon, my parents discovered these beautiful Killdeer eggs which has just been laid in their rocky nest. Every year, they look forward to Killdeer pairs finding a site to create their nests, and they take particular care in protecting the nesting sites as well. Killdeer are one of my favorite bird species because of the unique terrain they choose for nesting, as well as their exhibited behavior when protecting the nest from intruders and predators. They will display a “broken-wing act” to distract any potential threat away from the nest…it is quite interesting to watch!

Killdeer female

Killdeer eggs

Jane Johnson
Communications & Public Programs Coordinator