Date: 4/24/19 2:46 pm
From: missy Placed <9nationals...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Another killdeer story
I’ve seen Killdeer nesting in the middle of the first gravel parking lot at Blackwater.

> On Apr 24, 2019, at 2:31 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>
> 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
>
> --
> -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'.
> To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com
> Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html

--
-- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'.
To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com
Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html
 
Join us on Facebook!