Thursday, July 16, 2009

Killdeer chicks

Look what's running all around in my yard this week! Tiny Killdeer chicks! The first day I saw them, they were just puffs of fluff atop incredibly long legs which look out of proportion.

Here is mom (or dad). All afternoon I hear the adult killdeer calling out to the chicks and tiny peeps responding.

At last, patience pays! I snapped a photo of one of the chicks with mom (or dad)! See how tiny! It's amazing how fast they move, but they are not old enough to fly yet.

To learn more about Killdeer chicks, click HERE.


Jen and Eric said...


Annie Patterson said...

omg, toooo cute for words!!