Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Killdeer nest or lack thereof...




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9 comments:

  1. what a strange pointy egg. I have never seem one before.

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  2. Interestingly shaped egg.
    Is it supposed be on the ground like that, i.e., instead of a nest?

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  3. Yes, Killdeer do not build a nest. Rather, they just lay their eggs in a shallow depression on the ground without a true nest. The egg is shaped like that so that it does not roll away since there is no nest.

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  4. I have never seen an egg like that! Great pic!

    Glenda @ Me and Mine in a Small Town

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  5. Wow, is that really how the killdeer nest looks? Neat sighting!

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  6. doesn't look like a very comfortable nest.

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  7. It's amazing they survive.

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  8. A few weeks ago I got to see a Killdeer so called nest for the first time. I was amazed at how the eggs blended into the ground.

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  9. I have killdeer nesting my my meadow, but have never imposed myself into their space to inspect their nests (or lack thereof). Thanks for the peek! ~karen

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