Category Archives: First 2012 Killdeer Nesting

The Killdeer Chronicles – Part 14

Yesterday morning our little Killdeer family left the yard. It’s always bittersweet for us. We’re thrilled for them because they did such a good job and had a successful nesting, but sad that we won’t see the babies anymore. Unless, … Continue reading

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The Killdeer Chronicles – Part 13

If you’ve missed the last day or two, check out our hatching babies in Killdeer Chronicles – Part 11, and their first day adventures in Killdeer Chronicles – Part 12. Today we have two short videos to share with you … Continue reading

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The Killdeer Chronicles – Part 12

In case you missed yesterday’s blog post, I’ll bring you up to speed! Our Killdeer eggs hatched yesterday morning. The parents and babies stayed around all day which was a real treat for us since usually they leave the area … Continue reading

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The Killdeer Chronicles – Part 11

We’ve got babies! I was glancing absentmindedly out the window very early this morning and I noticed the goofiest thing. The mama Killdeer ran off of her nest at full speed, the full distance of the yard (toward the house) … Continue reading

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The Killdeer Chronicles – Part 10

Our Killdeer eggs are scheduled to hatch anywhere between tomorrow (May 17) and Monday (May 21) if my calculations are correct (not always a great assumption!) so we’ll be waiting and watching and we’ll provide an update as soon as … Continue reading

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The Killdeer Chronicles – Part 9

As we’ve mentioned previously, Killdeer babies leave their nests almost immediately and we have basically one day to see them before their parents take them out of the yard into some taller brush where they are safer and can find … Continue reading

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The Killdeer Chronicles – Part 8

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 … Continue reading

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