The iPad I was using to take these pictures doesn't do a great job, but you can kind of see the male killdeer in the middle of this picture.
Getting a closer look.
The spotted eggs.
After getting a few pictures, we quickly backed away and watched until the mother bird returned to the nest.
In a few days I hope to walk back out and see if the eggs have hatched. Because killdeer chicks are precocial, we might have a tough time finding them, but I hope we will at least be able to see them even if it's from a distance. Brave as they may be, we don't want to upset mom and dad killdeer too much. Lol
I enjoy bird watching a lot. Lately I've noticed a few Northern Flickers feeding on the ground in the front yard, William called me today saying "Look Mom there's a duck!" turned out it was a Northern Flicker. :) Humming birds have been fun to watch in the back yard, and for several days I was almost positive I was hearing the distinctive, almost annoying call of the cedar waxwing, but could never spot any. A few days later I looked out the living room window and sure enough there they were! They are beautiful birds.
"O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches." Psalm 104:24