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Old Mar 24, 2009, 3:18 PM   #1
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I was in the public park accross the street from my home when I noticed two Killdeer that were feigning injury, so I guessed there may be a nest around. After a carefull search I found a well camouflaged nest. The nest is in an unfortunate location, near a children's playground. It may be discovered and disturbed or may be mowed by maintenence crews. I can not imagine the chicks hatching and not being discovered. I will follow them as long as I can.

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Old Mar 24, 2009, 3:19 PM   #2
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Killdeer feigning injury to lure me away
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Old Mar 24, 2009, 3:21 PM   #3
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Killdeer taking flight. Very difficult to capture good image due to fast eratic flight.
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Old Mar 24, 2009, 3:21 PM   #4
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Can you find the nest?
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Old Mar 24, 2009, 3:23 PM   #5
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Here it is amoung a gatering of sea shell fossil pieces.
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Old Mar 24, 2009, 3:39 PM   #6
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Very cool! You'll have to keep us posted on their progress. And, hopefully, they manage to survive.

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Old Mar 24, 2009, 3:40 PM   #7
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Wonderful find Ed!
You sure get the verity over your way.
I wonder if you contacted Park services, if they would put up some kind of sign to keep people away or at least inform maintenance workers so they don't disturb it.
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Very nice "documentary" Ed! I especially like #2 of the Killdeer feigning the injury. BTW, nice complement of lenses you used!!
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Very nice pictures! Kildeers are fun birds to watch - didn't realize they would nest so openly, though. Hope you can get some pictures of the chicks, if they manage to survive.
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Thanks for a very nice series, Ed. Would be a pity if the nest is destroyed by accident or ignorance. Can't you ask the maintenance to put up a sign and be cautious themselves?

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