Welcome Back My Feathered Friends!
Picture uploaded on May 13, 2007by jimfrazier, licensed under Creative Commons
How nice to take a late afternoon bike ride and hear the woods alive with cardinals, chickadees, white throated sparrows, Carolina wrens, robins, crows, and..... killdeer! I heard a bird calling and stopped to investigate, and sure enough, found a pair of killdeer building a nest in a parking lot! Seems that they have an affinity for building their nests in apparently unprotected areas on the ground. They also use the broken wing guise to lead predators from their nest, but, not wanting to alarm them, I left quickly and didn't see it. It was a surprise sighting of a beautiful bird, I hope the pair survives to have a healthy brood!