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
Baby Killdeer venturing away from its parent
Baby Killdeer feeding alone in the clover