Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Happy Hatching Day!

You know, killdeer are very considerate creatures. They could have hatched yesterday when we were in the city all day, but they waited.  I was out early this foggy morning, new camera in tow. I checked on them then, and all was quiet. They must have seen the shiny new equipment I was carrying because a few hours later - POOF! 4 puffy chicks. Just look at the poses they gave me; fantastic little models. 
I've thrown in a few other photos from my practice session.  


This is Daddy.  He was running around making a racket the entire time his tribe was breaking free of their shells. He's
to blame for me finding out it was hatching day.
Still tired from all the work it took to get out of that tiny egg.

Time to start venturing out a bit - stretch those wee legs.

I can't believe this little fluff ball could even fit into something that small.  
Asparagus fern.




17 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, isn't he (she?) adorable!!! Amazing how fluffy they are right out of the egg.

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  2. How darn cute are they? What great shots you took with that new camera...love the spider web! I enjoyed your previous posts that I've missed. Your garden is lovely and it looks like you had a good Canada day too! Hope the rest of the week is good for you!

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  3. Hello, I love the cute Killdeer. The chick is just adorable. Wonderful photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  4. I used to love watching the Kildeer when I was young. I always knew when I was near a nest because the mama would fake a broken wing. They are such cute fluff balls...I hope no cat or coyote gets to them. Love the last 2 photos-the asparagus fern looks like it has ice on it and the web is so intricate-great shots!

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  5. Oh well done Andrea ... aren't they great little things ... wonderful to see - clever little things ... beautiful and thanks for the asparagus fern and the dewy cobweb - lovely - cheers Hilary

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  6. Oh how precious! What great captures you were able to get with the spankin' new camera of yours! And spider webs are some of my favorite subjects...I love it!

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  7. Those are fabulous photos, Andrea; I have never heard of kildeer!

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  8. What stunning images, darling Andrea !
    But tell me, Sweetie, do we have something more precious than the Nature surrounding us?
    Thank you for this post of yours, it truly filled my heart with such a deep joy you cannot even imagine !

    Wishing you a most lovely end of your week,
    always thinking of you with so much love

    XOXO Dany

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  9. Oh my those baby Killdeer are so cute. Loved your fern and spiderweb shots.

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  10. How adorable, they are so fuzzy!

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  11. Oh Andrea, what precious photos! Thank you ever so much for sharing with us.

    Thinking of you! Hugs!

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  12. Hello Andrea! You are taking wonderful photos with your new shiny equipment & I'm so glad that the Kildeers obliged!!
    What a darling little chick - great shots!

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  13. Those are fabulous photos, Andrea; I have never heard of kildeer!

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  14. Awwww, what an adorable little chick! Looks like he's wearing a woolen toque. Mom looks quite content and proud! I love kildeer and we used to have them nesting in the stones of our long drive when I was young. We had to mark where the nest was so we could divert the cars around it.

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