Love is in the air

The temperature nearly made it to 60 degrees today. It was warm and sunny and the feeling of spring was definitely in the air.It brought out something else too as the Killdeer have returned and their mating ritual was in high gear.

Unlike most birds, Killdeer build their nests on the ground instead of up in the trees. We have several vacant lots south of us and every spring we have a number of nests in place. That apparently will be the case again this year judging from all the noise and activity in the lots. A lot of flapping of wings and singing indicates that something is happening. A couple of male Killdeer were trying to impress the ladies and seemed to be battling it out.

I’m sure we’ll have several hungry mouths again soon!

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