Killdeer Parenting

Three families of Killdeer have nested in the Garden’s North Meadow this spring. A parent was observed nurturing her three chicks estimated to be 3-4 days old. The Garden offers many opportunities to observe interesting bird behavior.


Killdeer Parent Covering 3 Chicks (note one leg uncovered)


Killdeer Parent nurturing one chick

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Baby Killdeer venturing away from its parent

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Baby Killdeer feeding alone in the clover