Thursday, June 04, 2009

Killdeer on eggs



Can you see her hiding? She is in a parking lot at Kaiser Permanente. Right were everyone walks by. I don't know what they were thinking when they decided to nest in such a busy place.
The cones are there to warn people, all though she puts out a pretty good warning herself. When I was there, the male was gone. Bruce said that when he was their earlier, they were both pretending they were injured to keep people away from the eggs. They have four eggs. We will go back and check again next week and see how they are doing. Here is a link to the sound they make. http://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/bird_details.aspx?id=145 The sound that she was using when we were getting close was kill-deer, kill-deer, kill-deer. It is the longer of the tones that they make.
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