Monday, May 16, 2011

Leave my nest alone!

Leave my nest alone!, originally uploaded by andiwolfe.

Another pic from our birding trip from a week ago. We were on our way to Magee Marsh, but saw some birders standing next to a field. They had spotted American Pipits and Horned Larks from atop a berm next to the field.

As we started up the berm, one of our friends nearly stepped on this killdeer's nest. She immediately went into her "I've a broken wing and will make an easy meal - follow me!" routine. After a few minutes of us just standing still watching her, she returned to the nest and scolded us for a bit. She finally did settle back down onto the eggs as we were leaving.


Kipkimo said...

Hi Andi,

I looked at your page "Andi's Family Photo Album" at
and saw that it was last updated on January 25, 2001 (!!) which is over 10 years ago (!!)
Kids must be a bit bigger by now, I guess, and your current dog(s) is/are different as far as I remember.

I always enjoy your photos and take you as an inspiring example for the many things you manage to do simultaneously - work and private combined.

Michael, Tokyo

Anniespickns said...

We have a Killdeer on a nest, at a Wildlife Area where I work, that we have been watching for around three weeks now. Hoping that the eggs will hatch soon and we might get a look at the littleones. I think the chicks look like walking walnuts with their round bodies and long legs. Great picture.