Tuesday, June 29, 2010

::camouflage::

I have been a wee bit obsessed watching this killdeer nest, which is located about ten feet from the front door of our office. Today all three eggs hatched!




Can you believe how well they blend in?? I wonder if tomorrow they will already be up and running.



**Edited to add: when I left work, one of the babies (I assume the "big" one on the right in the photo) was indeed up and running, right across the road!

Which reminds me that when I was in Boise for the Hillbilly party a month ago, my sister Linda and I saw two of these teeny little fluff-balls running in the road. There was traffic going by in both directions and by some miracle, they didn't get hit. But they were too small to get up on the curb! We stopped the car and we each chased one around until we could give them a hand up onto the sidewalk and to the safety of the tall grass. They are so small (and not real bright); it's a miracle that the killdeer population continues to grow! Will try to get a picture of the baby tomorrow; he wouldn't let me close enough tonight...

6 comments:

Muse said...

I love your photos. It must be fun to watch them just after they hatch.

Jodi said...

Even with the closeup I couldn't see the eggs!

Dee said...

I couldn't either ! and could only see the babies with a lot of searching.
great photos.

kate said...

No eggs; it's just a closeup of the babies! It's amazing how well they blend.

Linda said...

I love this post! FUN!!!

Jodi said...

Well no wonder I couldn't see the eggs!