Saturday, June 29, 2013

Home is where the nest is...


This mommy Killdeer built her nest in a parking lot. The gravel portion goes down into a ravine but she is at the upper edge, just beyond the curb, where I parked my car. The employees at the store where the lot is located said they have been watching her daily and waiting to see the eggs hatch.


Here's #1! This newly hatched little Killdeer popped out from under mom, looking around at the big world. If you look closely, you can see another egg, maybe two, still waiting to hatch. 


Isn't it adorable? 


And the back view...how cute is that nubby little tail?!

On skinny little legs, this baby hopped all around his mommy and over the rocks, then went right back underneath. He must have gotten tired out and decided it was nap time. 


Getting settled...


Snug as a bug in a rug ;)


God's creation never ceases to amaze me!

God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” ~ Genesis 1:22

Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? ~ Matthew 6:26


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30 comments:

  1. Those babies are so sweet and fluffl-ey. Your photography shines Anne. xo

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I would love to snuggle one of them but that mommy is quite fierce when you get too close :) You don't know how encouraging your words are. Sometimes I feel so inadequate when I try to capture something. There's so much to learn. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. Wonderful photos. Mummy and baby are adorable.

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    1. I just couldn't resist when I saw her. I had to go home and get my camera but it was worth it :)

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  3. It is fun to see God's great goodness. How fun to capture such neat photos of the Kildeer and her young.

    Robyn
    http://theranchwifechronicles.com/

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    1. Hi Robyn, I loved your post today. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  4. How amazing to get to watch this. Your captures are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! It is always exciting to see baby birds!

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    1. Hey Lisa, Thanks! I hope you're having a great weekend :)

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  6. You know what I just read, Anne? A children's storybook with pictures.
    Kathleen ~ Delightful!

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    1. Kathleen, You are so sweet! Thank you :) {{hugs}}

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  7. My, she's so pretty! Love the pictures. :)

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    1. Isn't she, Evangeline? Just amazing how/where these birds nest.

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  8. Amazing where birds choose to nest ~ Gorgeous shots of one of nature's gems ~

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    1. Thanks! It is truly amazing the nature of each animal in God's creation.

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  9. Dear Anne ... this is His creation at its best. And that you've captured it with such beauty. A lovely gift for us all, a tribute to the giftedness He's given you!

    Linda

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  10. I have never seen this gorgeous bird before Anne. Your photographs are amazing!
    Beautiful blog - looking forward to stopping by again ♥

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  11. Wow this is stunning Anne. Thank you for sharing these awesome shots. Hard to believe the little baby bird is alert and walking. ~ Abby

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  12. How beautiful... this would be lovely to share with I Heart Macro:-)

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  13. Delightful tale! They select such precarious nesting sites. A testament to God's care.

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  14. Stunning! So happy I stopped in. So beautiful.

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  15. What great photos! I especially love the one of the baby bird. You are really lucky to have stumbled upon such a precious sight.

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  16. Oh that is simply awesome! I have always wondered what a killdeer looked like. You even managed to capture the baby with feathers and not when they first hatch and are so ugly. wonderful

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  17. How absolutely precious! Your photography is amazing, Anne :)

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  18. Delightful. Thanks for linking to Sunday Stillness.
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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