You know, killdeer are very considerate creatures. They could have hatched yesterday when we were in the city all day, but they waited. I was out early this foggy morning, new camera in tow. I checked on them then, and all was quiet. They must have seen the shiny new equipment I was carrying because a few hours later - POOF! 4 puffy chicks. Just look at the poses they gave me; fantastic little models.
I've thrown in a few other photos from my practice session.
|This is Daddy. He was running around making a racket the entire time his tribe was breaking free of their shells. He's|
to blame for me finding out it was hatching day.
|Still tired from all the work it took to get out of that tiny egg.|
|Time to start venturing out a bit - stretch those wee legs.|
|I can't believe this little fluff ball could even fit into something that small.|