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6-23. I've tried to photograph Killdeer with little success. They always seem to scamper off. This one didn't. Can you see why?
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She did move a few feet away.........
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.......and revealed why she was not leaving.
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She returns to settle in on the nest. Amazing!
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I went back later in the evening to try the shot in the shade. While there she went into her broken wing routine.
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She does this to distract predators from the nest. It was cool to watch but I left quickly.
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Rocks or Eggs
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He/she is now contented. The incubation period lasts 24-28 days. I'll check back in a week.
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I did go back to check progress of the nest and sadly discovered one of the eggs missing. Raccoon?
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I began checking the nest daily. She's very committed.
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Defending
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Changing responsibility. Bird on left exits the nest. The other takes over. This is the only time I saw this.
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The transition is complete.
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7-13. Finally. I was very lucky since the birds only stay on the nest until the babies can all run. About 2 hours after the hatc
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I went back 2 hours later hoping to find 3 babies. No such luck. Notice how downy they have become. These birds are born precoci
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One of the parents got between me and the nest and apparently gave permission to one of the babies to run. Notice the one on the
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