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Killdeer chick pushes it's way under parent.Apr 16, 2008
Parent protecting it's chicks.Apr 16, 2008
Killdeer with chicks.Apr 16, 2008
Killdeer chick from another nest.Apr 16, 2008
Proud parent. I feel very fortunate to have observed this. For a more articulate and complete explanation of this whole procesApr 16, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
The transition is complete.Apr 16, 2008
Changing responsibility. Bird on left exits the nest. The other takes over. This is the only time I saw this.Apr 16, 2008
DefendingApr 16, 2008
I began checking the nest daily. She's very committed.Apr 16, 2008
I did go back to check progress of the nest and sadly discovered one of the eggs missing. Raccoon? Apr 16, 2008
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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