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Off and Running

Well, it has been a while since the last post and I'm sure many of you have been waiting for the conclusion of the story. Having been in Florida for a week, I have returned to find that the Killdeer chicks had hatched just a couple of days prior to my return. I so wanted to see the little ones running around their nest area catching insects. However, the Killdeer rescue was a complete success and that is the most important element in this story. As for photos, obviously I didn't get any, but I have included an image from Wikipedia for those who have never seen a Killdeer chick. They are impossibly cute. All of us who helped save the nests and the birds are quite happy and relieved. 

I will get some new posts up in a few days. Sorry for the delay. 

Killdeer chick photos by Peter Massas

Reader Comments (1)

I'm so glad they hatched! I also had a couple of success stories, too, and was able to follow one set of chicks for about a week and another for about two weeks. One set's parents went and hid them in an area where people can't go, but the chicks showed up again once they could fly. The other set was inaccessible due to construction closures, but, again, they showed up after they were flying well.

I think one set of parents have had a third batch (in one year) of chicks a few days ago. But, they're in a closed area.

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene

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