Friday, May 14, 2010

Picture of the Day

"Mama Killdeer"

credit: Mr. Webber

If you look beneath her (click picture to enlarge), you'll see the four eggs (and box of grape Nerds) she's guarding. The eggs look like speckled rocks. If you've never heard a killdeer scream at you--or pretend to have a broken wing to lure you away from her nest--you're missing out. It's quite a show. Trust me.


  1. wow, I've never heard of a killdeer. It's pretty and interesting nest building object with the Nerds.

    Have a good weekend!

  2. We have the cutest nest in our garden. It's a little robin and her four little blue eggs. We love watching the process.

  3. That is a cool pic.

    Is it August yet??

  4. Dru, they're very interesting birds. They nest on the ground, and they're eggs look like rocks, so you never really know you're near a nest until Mama comes after you. LOL. She especially doesn't like the lawn mower.

    Tonya, it's fun, isn't it? We have two baby robins in one tree and five blue eggs in another (should be hatching any day now). We love watching the mama robin feeding the babies.

  5. Elie, it sure felt like August here yesterday! We've been trying to hold off on turning on the air conditioner--I'm weakening. LOL. I'm actually looking forward to the summer. Love having the kids home.

    Thanks, MC! She's very cute, but oh so loud.

  6. What a trippy looking bird. Glad the box of nerds are helping her out in the nest there. Talk about recycling!