Tuesday, March 23, 2010


For the past several years we have been blessed to see a killdeer raising her family in the huge gravel parking lot across the street. Her cries are unmistakable.

I hadn't heard her this year.
Until yesterday.

I heard her before I saw her. I saw her before she saw me!
Once she did, she was gone.
Running away, leading me away from her nest - which remains hidden.
I will leave her in peace
To raise her babies.
Maybe I will get lucky and see them before they fly away themselves.


  1. Lucky you! I saw killdeer looking for a spot to raise their young last year, but something disturbed them so they moved on.

  2. Oh, Sissy! That is such a great picture. Their eggs are so camoflauged you probly won't find them. The kids and I once found the nest--but we'd almost stepped on it!!!