Killdeer Chicks with Adults in Wisconsin on May 18, 2016
I came across some Killdeer chicks this morning with the adults near by. These are hardly chicks anymore as they are growing fast.
Binomial name: Charadrius vociferus
Category: Lapwings and Plovers
Size: 10.5” long, 24” wing span
Weight: 3.3 oz
Chick, getting a bug
Chick, just had a bug
Chick with the itch
Chick getting a bug
Chick, the call
Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.
Oh how cute Jim. Great photos!!
Just great. The little mobile fluff balls are irresistible.
Considering this bird nests on a simple rock pile and in early spring, one can imagine the harsh weather while she’s hugging her eggs on the ground. Mighty precious little toddler wearing a brown beanie. Very expressive knobby knees too. Note the legs planted wide apart when calling for mom. The adult portrait captures such a thoughtful expression. Wonder what that red grass is. Thanks, Jim – baby Killdeer – what a find!