Hidden signs of spring

June 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

This is the nest of the Killdeer, the long-legged common bird of parks and grassy areas. Killdeer lay their eggs right on the ground, trusting to camouflage to keep them safe. The birds have a back-up behavior. When their nests are threatened, they drag a wing and act injured to lure predators away. When dog, cats or people chase the “injured” bird, being drawn away [...]