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35 Years & 3 Bird Babies

KD2ndBornNature decided to celebrate our 35th Anniversary week by gifting us three baby hatchlings. We’ve been celebrating all week and it kicked off on June 8th, 2015 when the two of the three baby killdeer we’ve been watching were born in our front garden area. Two were born on the 8th. The last one hatched on the night of the 9th. We didn’t get a picture of the last one….they move fast once they hatch! What a nice surprise for us to start off our anniversary week!

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We were concerned because when they were born they weren’t moving much. By the afternoon the two babies were running around the parking lot, with their parents freaking out every time someone came near them….and of course everyone came near. We were like the paparazzi snapping the best shots we could of the new babies, Aggressive  Appliances’ version of the royal babies. They are so tiny and camouflaged perfectly within the mulch. It is amazing how the dad and mom bird threw themselves on the ground faking being injured to keep anyone and everyone away from their newly hatched offspring. We have all watched and fallen in love with these little ones.KillDeerBabyParentThe first morning the two that hatched were following mom or dad around our little retention pond. You’d never know they were just born. The 3rd hatchling finally arrived Tuesday night after all the cameras had been put away. We sure were happy they chose our place to start their little family. What a special treat for all of us who got to watch them every day and those who have visited us throughout the past weeks and noticed them.

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Such sweet, tiny, fragile creatures that despite storms, people walking by, and generally a tough environment…survived. It was a privileged treat for all who came by to watch nature in action.  We’ve heard they tend to nest in the same area. So we will be looking out for our adopted family in the coming years. We wish them well on their life journey.