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.

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Chick

Killdeer

Binomial name: Charadrius vociferus

Category: Lapwings and Plovers

Size: 10.5” long, 24” wing span

Weight: 3.3 oz

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Chick

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Chick

Getting a bug

Chick, getting a bug

Adult

Adult

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Chick, just had a bug

Adult

Adult

The itch

Chick with the itch

Getting a bug

Chick getting a bug

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Chick, the call

Chick

Chick

Chick

Chick

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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.

3 Responses to Killdeer Chicks with Adults in Wisconsin on May 18, 2016

  1. Kathi and Michael Rock says:

    Oh how cute Jim. Great photos!!

  2. Gerald Haiar says:

    Just great. The little mobile fluff balls are irresistible.

  3. Elaine Swanson says:

    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!

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