Can you find the eggs hidden in this picture?
Since I took this picture, the Mama Killdeer (or perhaps it was the Papa Killdeer?) laid another egg.
Here is one of the parent (birth-giver?) birds sitting on the nest. When they are still, it can be quite difficult to find them.
If Toby comes near the nest, the Killdeer try to lead him away from it. This parent (I mean birth-giver) is right on the edge of the gravel heading toward the grass.
If the bird still feels threatened, it will poop while running away. Then it will chirp a lot and do a broken wing display. Toby is very entertained by this. He has high hopes that someday he will catch this bird.
The Killdeer made this nest at a nearby church. I am sure to them it seemed like a wonderfully peaceful location with hardly anyone around. Then along came Easter, and the world went crazy. But, perhaps they did this on purpose. Maybe sitting on a nest is boring, and this is like theater to them.
Let’s make it interactive theater, shall we?
If you would like more interactive activities with Toby, come to the Museum of the Imagination in Dream Our World. Inside my two Cairn boys explore the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.
Dream Our World and other fine gifts are available in my shop at L Bowman Studios.