July 12, 2011
After watching for weeks, the killdeer I wrote about in mid-June has produced two chicks so far, with two more eggs still in hatching. The first hatched last night and within minutes was scooting around the nest, his mother watching warily. On occasion, she'd peck on the eggs that were left in the slight depression, a signal that the brothers and sisters aren't far behind. This afternoon the second one popped out from under mom, still wet and a little dazed. Lani Taylor caught the moment of birth.