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Killdeer chick pushes it's way under parent.Apr 16, 2008
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Parent protecting it's chicks.Apr 16, 2008
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Killdeer with chicks.Apr 16, 2008
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Killdeer chick from another nest.Apr 16, 2008
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Proud parent. I feel very fortunate to have observed this. For a more articulate and complete explanation of this whole procesApr 16, 2008
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I did not stay any longer because I wanted them to tend to the last egg. I did go back the next day (7-14) but the nest was compApr 16, 2008
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Here is the baby about 30 feet from the nest. It moved so fast I couldn't keep it in the frame. This, unfortunately, is the bestApr 16, 2008
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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 theApr 16, 2008
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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 precociApr 16, 2008
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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 hatcApr 16, 2008
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The transition is complete.Apr 16, 2008
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Changing responsibility. Bird on left exits the nest. The other takes over. This is the only time I saw this.Apr 16, 2008
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DefendingApr 16, 2008
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I began checking the nest daily. She's very committed.Apr 16, 2008
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I did go back to check progress of the nest and sadly discovered one of the eggs missing. Raccoon? Apr 16, 2008
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He/she is now contented. The incubation period lasts 24-28 days. I'll check back in a week.Apr 16, 2008
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