Tag Archives: bird nests

Killdeer

16 Jun

These birds are called Killdeer or Kildees. I have posted about these birds before, but I had another close encounter today.

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I saw the mama fly off of this nest, if you look closely, you can see 4 eggs in the nest.

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I stopped right beside the nest and she flew off about 10 feet and flapped and squawked and gave me the old broken wing routine.

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When she realized I wasn’t leaving, she came back to the nest and flapped her wings and shrieked at me to drive me away. What marvelous maternal instincts these birds have!

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Bird’s Nest

30 Jan

Sweet Thing and I were walking through the wooded area of the homestead recently and we came across this;

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This is a little, tiny bird’s nest. I don’t know what kind of bird it was, but the nest was so small I don’t think you could put a golf ball inside it. I am going to build bird houses and place them around on the homestead, I can hardly wait!