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Milton, ON, Canada


This Killdeer was nesting between the railroad tracks next to a commuter train platform. I find it interesting that in a place so dangerous to humans or predatory animals she found safety for her nest. Her nest was in the open but I’m sure went unnoticed by the vast majority of people using the platform and those who may have noticed it wouldn’t dare venture close to it for fear of the rail traffic. Commuter and freight trains regularly passed virtually right over top of her.


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One Brave Bird!

A fearson adaptation. This bird endured the noise and close proximity of trains passing above to hatch her four eggs.

One response to “One brave bird!”

  1. Paula says:

    What a clever strategy. Hope the babies can navigate their way around safely once they hatch.

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