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Here a Chick...There a Chick...NOPE...still incubating

I've been going out to an area near Pollywog Ponds in hopes of seeing some chicks. I know where there is a nest of four soon-to-be hatchlings. Altho, during the week there is a construction site nearby, that I find it's too difficult to park the car on the work days, so, I wait until Sunday when there is no activity going on. Well, this past weekend, I drove out to check the progress of the upcoming parenthood...still eggs...nothing in a form of any movement except for the mother and nearby father...



The Father....trying to distract me from a distance...playing injured!!



Then, the mama. Can you find her? [expand photo] Her nest is in the rocks....I have more photos shared on my bird photography blog...post will be published at noon today.. or in my sidebar or the menu on top near my header.


I also took a very short video:



Sorry, there is a glitch in this playback...I used Iframe coding, I see it on the computer, but not my smartphone. Odd. And, I will try to work on the issue to get a fix.

32 comments :

  1. Hope this commenting thing works for you, Anni. It has been helpful to me, for sure. I did enlarge the photo and found Mom! :-)

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    1. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks

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  2. I don't think the clip is working, at least for me.... I enlarged it as well.

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    1. Super!! You never disappoint. :)

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  3. The video is marked unavailable, both here and on YouTube. Found the hen.

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  4. the video is amazing. don't laugh to long and loud, but when I read your first paragraph and saw polywog ponds, I left your post ad went out to my polywog rain barrel pond and took photos, because they have tiny legs now. I had forgotten I was waiting for sun rise. I took a phone video but then I watched your vid and mine is so crappy. yours is amazing. I can't find the bird in the pic because my sight is so bad. beautiful post and thanks for reminding me and thanks for your comments on Jake and myself today on my post.

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    1. I know it's a very sad time. Look forward to seeing the polywogs!

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  5. Works now. Nice female killdeer. By the way, your plant clippings were mailed Wednesday from SC.

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    1. Awesome...will look for an upcoming package! Glad you could see mama bird now.

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  6. Hello Anni, the Killdeers are so sweet. Neat sighting of the nest, it blend in well with the ground. Great video and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! PS, thanks for the comment.

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    1. Thanks...& thanks for hosting

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  7. Oh, I hope they hatch soon! Great photos!

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    1. Thanks. I hope to go back today & check...may be too late tho.

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  8. I DO see the mama; she is right in the middle. They build their nests in such exposed places!

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  9. Those birds will try about anything, to distract you.

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  10. I enlarged the video to full screen. It was like being right there next to her. Loved it.

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  11. Great photos! Amazing camouflage

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  12. The video worked for me. I like Kildeer. They are pretty birds and I love the way they try to distract you!

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  13. that video is amazing! isn't it neat how they act injured? thanks for sharing

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    1. I know...it can be comical yet, they're so serious.

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  14. Video worked great for me. Really enjoyed it!

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  15. I got it to work on my laptop. Nice!

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