When housebound, taking care of a little baby, one can still enjoy a fair amount of bird-watching!
This morning, a family of
delighted me. Here’s the mother:
It was great fun watching them.
are named that, apparently, after their call; but the calls I heard the mother and the babies making today didn’t sound anything like it!
While this was going on, some
flew around, and one settled on the Japanese Maple and started trying her various calls. Two
flew in, green-blue feathers shining, and pecked at the worms in the grass. Two
had a massive, roll-over-each-other fight in our driveway, over some nesting material; they had separated before I could get my camera. And four
came in to try and see if they could nest in the Arbor vitae bushes next to the front porch, and the
couple also came visiting. So..quite a variety of visitors, I decided I’d photograph only the Kildeer…but photographing these fast-scuttling birds across the road wasn’t easy!