Friday, June 16, 2006

Momma Killdeer

I've seen killdeers lay their eggs everywhere along the gravel roads around here but this momma must have thought she'd found a prize location at the empty ball field on Wednesday until the park began to fill up last evening. She was little more than 2 feet from a much used path leading from the parking area and she had her feathers puffed out and was raising 9 kinds of hell every time someone passed her nest. I bet she was one tired momma by the time the games were over last night around 10ish.

12 comments:

cassie-b said...

Poor choice.

We have a lot of Canada Geese on our campus at work. And every once in a while they nest right by a path. Beware all passers-by. They are nasty when they're angry.

Cas

Andie Pandie said...

How cute! I've never seen one of those before. :)

Cal said...

That's a new bird for me, but a very cute one. Nice picture, Brenda. Hope her nest stays safe.

Tammy said...

Love your blog...come see me sometimes...us southern girls need to stick together!!
:-D

Joan said...

Awww poor little thing. I see them in the field across from my office alot.

Leslie said...

I don't think I've ever seen one before. What a beautiful bird.

And I love the phrase "9 kinds of hell" :)

Sally said...

Aw, so sweet. I hope she stays safe!!

jerri said...

alexis, abby and myself spotted those eggs the other day going into the ball park are they the ones near womens right feild? alexis wanted to bring them home and put them in the incubator LOL

Helpful Links For Growth said...

that is such a beautiful bird..i feel kind of bad for her, that she chose such a spot to make her nest..hope she finally got some rest from protecting her nest after the ball game was over..

Hoot Nannie said...

Yes, those killdeers do build in unusual places. I bet she did wonder what happened to that place when everyone started arriving.

I wanted to see that moon you wrote about in the previous post, but I read it too late! Darn

I have enjoyed passing your Tonto joke around. Thanks for the laughs.

Joe said...

LOL! I wonder if she will move? Have a good weekend girl!

Anonymous said...

I saw a Killdeer nest in cotton field recently and Momma was having some kind of fit when we got close. That is first time I have seen a nest in some and it brought back some fond memories.