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squirl033 Apr 16, 2017 7:59 PM

Day-old killdeer chick
Went down to my "bird park" this afternoon to check on the killdeer nest, and was hugely surprised and thrilled to find they'd just hatched yesterday, and all 4 chicks were foraging with their parents in the area around the nest. I shot over 250 photos! Near the end of the session, a crow tried to snatch one of the chicks, but the parents immediately mobbed the crow as the chicks ran of in 4 different directions. One of them scurried toward where I was standing, and came within 10-12 feet, where I got these shots. Talk about a golden opportunity!!

Walter C Apr 19, 2017 11:41 AM


NHL Apr 27, 2017 4:21 AM

Woah, very nice ;)

squirl033 Apr 29, 2017 6:09 PM

Thanks, guys! I got some more shots of them a few days ago, when they were 8 days old... out foraging with mom in a grassy park. Only two of the original four left, so I hope those two make it!

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