Saturday, May 14, 2011

Some Strange Going's -on

........at the end of our long driveway....

I saw this little Killdeer wandering around, (bottom right) ...


leaving and coming back to the same area.....

On further inspection, I saw she had a nest of 2 eggs on the very edge of our driveway! Concerned that her eggs might get run over I quickly decided on a plan of action. Going to the workshop, I located a couple fence-rods and some bright orange plastic tape. I took the chance of scaring her completely off, and put the posts in the ground at an angle that would keep my dear hubby or the truck driver who delivers rabbit feed, from running over them.

Since then she has laid two more eggs and has been setting her nest, getting off only for short periods of time. She will even stay on the nest as I drive s-l-o-w-l-y by. It is interesting how she fans her tail feathers over her nest and keeps her body toward you as you pass by. Here, she is standing just over her nest....

I am glad she decided to have her nest where she did instead of in the field, because
the next week .......



...... the cultivaters, the fertilizer trucks and the corn planter came in to plant 87 acres of corn!!

Now ..... how did this little bird know to keep her nest out of the field?? Doesn't it remind us of the Lord's loving care for all His creatures? and how much more for his children!

Any strange goings-on at your place this spring??

10 comments:

Dar said...

The Good Lord puts sense in the Killdeers head, but so close to the driveway....ohhhh, glad you marked it. Now, lets just hope her fledglings don't get ' tired.'

Also, your daughters sure know how to pickum, gorgeous Geraniums.

Love the chicks, bringing back sweet memories, some noisy lil peepers!

Years and years ago, my Dad built a working spinning wheel just like yours, for my Mom when they raised sheep. She used it too and it still has a place under the family tree quilt wall hanging.

By the way, you sure have the artists touch.
BlessYourHeart

Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

Those birds are not familiar to me in Newfoundland...How sweet to have her nest that close to you...Hope she has lots of luck in bringing them into this wonderful world...

Becky's Barnyard said...

I love to watch killdeer. Especially when they will fake an injury to lure you away from their nest.

Julie Fukuda said...

That Mommy bird is going to have a big challenge when those eggs hatch!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Somehow, birds are just smart and yes, the good Lord watches over all of us!

Sue said...

Beautiful posting Sunny, I love the analogy. so true.Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Sue

Sarah Sofia Granborg said...

nice to see your blog again! like all your country inspiration! it's pretty much like here too and how I think life should be! we're still very busy here, but the gallery should be able to open on aug. 13th!

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floweringmama said...

Oh, have you seen any babies yet? I've never seen a killdeer, how cool!

Jennifer said...

Killdeers love to nest in rocks... I love when I stumble upon a nest. Hope the babies hatch.