New Life at Our Place

Husband was out and about this afternoon and came upon a little surprise in our driveway:

Two killdeer bird eggs.

They’re located off to the side of our rock driveway near the grass. To make sure we steer clear, Husband placed large blocks around them, just to keep them safe.

When I was a young whipper-snapper, a killdeer laid her eggs in the middle of the driveway. Dad placed bright flags on the edge so drivers stayed on the gravel path.

Stay tuned …. I’ll be watching for youngins’ to be born!

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  1. barb19 April 23, 2012 at 3:41 am - Reply

    How awesome! Your hub is a good man, protecting the eggs with the blocks. Do you know how long the chicks take to hatch? You must keep us posted on their progress!

    • Nicole April 23, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

      Hey Barb!! Unfortunately, I do not know how long it will take for the chicks to hatch and I don’t know when they Mama-bird laid them. I’ll definitely keep you posted though.

      P.S. Hub is a very good man! 🙂


  2. Georgia McDaniel April 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    what is a killdeer bird and why do they lay eggs in driveways and not in trees or nests like other birds?

    • Nicole April 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      I don’t know WHY they lay their eggs on the ground, but they do. Google them, find out!

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