As we’ve been discussing, Killdeer babies are able to walk about and search for their own food shortly after they are born. The parents stay close, letting them know where to go (and where not to go!) and they normally lead them out of our yard in a day or two never to return! Thankfully we’ve always managed to see their departure. We’d be sad to miss it. They’re about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!
(These pictures are not current. They are from a previous year’s nesting.)
I checked on this year’s nest this morning and all is well! Still anticipating a mid-month hatch date. Stay tuned for our next update in a few days. Thanks for reading!