With camera in hand, I got out of the car and walked toward the gorgeous crimson blossoms when I heard this awful screeching. What on earth? You know how sometimes it takes the brain a little while to process what's going on? Well, that's the way it was.
To my right, on the ground, were two very angry Killdeer birds, their feathers ruffled, ready to attack me if I made another step forward. By then my brain figured out that I must be way too close to their nest. Sure enough....a nest with four eggs just a couple steps ahead.
Despite the racket, I managed to snap a couple of pictures. Remember now that we were at a place where they have to water plants so that's why the garden hose was laying there. I couldn't believe the Killdeer would set up their own nursery in such a public place.
|Four eggs on left|
Upset mama on right
|Mama sitting on eggs|
|Daddy goes for walk|
And, daddy Killdeer went for a stroll......but I have a feeling he won't venture off too far.
Guess that's what they call good mothering.