more chicks....

Friday we went to visit an ailing friend at a convalescence home.
We spotted these two Killdeer chicks and I HAD to run and get my camera. I had no idea they would be running around on April 13. Early Hatch?






Mommy Killdeer let out some sweet (but loud) "killdeeee, killdeee" calls.










They listened to her call and followed her lead to move
away from me









And when I tried to catch up with them she hid them beneath her wings.










Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.


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Comments

Bobbi said…
I love this! What a good momma!!
Claudia said…
Oh, how cute!!!
Susie said…
Love that Psalm and your pictures are so very cute!
:)
Beccy said…
What a cool mama Killdeer.
Hayden said…
great shots! thanks for sharing those - now I'm feeling all springy and like I should get my butt out of the house!
swampwitch said…
First things first...your comment at my place about the nurse saying, 'chill out' really ruffles my tail feathers. Find another doctor and don't let this go on too long. There is a reason for it and chilling out isn't the solution. If I had 'chilled out' when diagnosed, three months would have been too long. There is something causing the problem and it's probably an easy fix...now !

Love the pics of the birds. We don't have that species here.
willowtree said…
Cool looking birds, but can they really kill a deer?

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find lice. WT.
deslily said…
I've never seen them before!..I'm glad you shared them! I clicked to make them bigger.. they are a neat looking bird!


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Pass The Torch said…
I love kildeer!!! My mom has a pair that come every year and lay eggs in her rock pile. I'm sure they're no where near ready to hatch, though. We just barely got rid of the snow!
I love watching nature at work. Thanks for sharing these.
theotherbear said…
Oh I love that picture of the chicks under the mum's wings! I've never seen anything like that. Very cute!
Matt said…
I bet you're getting quite a reputation in the bird community, Pam.
kailani said…
What a great mama bird.
BarnGoddess said…
killdeer are great momma birds..

wheres the daddy during all this?

hmmmmm
ChrisB said…
Oh this is lovely and you got such good photos.
Robin said…
I thought this post was a Blogging Chicks carnival entry (snicker snicker). I really did!
melissa said…
Wow. I've never seen that bird before. Even with my missing birdie DNA, I really love that picture of her protecting her babies. :)

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