Date: 4/24/19 11:31 am From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Another killdeer story
On 4/24/19, 'Susan Hunt' wrote: Someone left a message for me (while I was out birding) that a little family of "terns" were sitting in the middle of a school parking lot and she...
I've chanced on a nest & a post nest in FR over the years. One was at a public nursery [plant] where gravel was abundant. The nest held eggs and was not seemingly located in an out of the way area of the nursery.
The other was in a cemetery a couple miles away with gravel paths between the monuments. I had not known previously of the nest & just chanced to be on hand when the adults were leading the chicks away. I have to admit that on impulse I scooped up one of the babies briefly, before setting it back down to join its siblings with I think no harm done.
Gravel for nesting seems a key requirement for Killdeer...
Jim Speicher BroadRun/Burkittsville area [FR] Frederick County MD M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter
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