Wednesday, May 9, 2012

These birds crack me up...

We have a new addition to the yard this year. A couple of Kildares have decided to call us home.

If you aren't familiar with these birds, check them out online. First, they lay their eggs in some messed up places. These have decided to lay in the middle of the driveway.

The driveway is gravel with a line of grass (mostly weeds) down the middle. We never drive down the middle so they should be ok.

Bu the funny part, if you get too close to the nest the parents will first try to act like they are injured and hobble away from the nest to draw you away from the eggs. If that doesn't work, they will puff out their chest and actually attempt to attack you. They are just as cute as they can be.

They don't seem to like me mowing. Imagine that. It is funny when they flop around and act like they are gimpy.

This isn't a picture I took, they kept running too far away, but this is what they look like...

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