Killdeer Nest #3

Sad Fate of Killdeer Nest #2

Visited the nest the day before yesterday and it only had 2 eggs, one of which had a crack in it. Came back yesterday and the eggs weren’t flipped. Came back later in the same day and the eggs were destroyed.

Killdeer Nest #1 Nest Check

The egg at Killdeer Nest #1 has been flipped and is due to hatch any day!

Killdeer Nest #1

This egg has been in the nest for at least 21 days and should hatch any day now!

Killdeer Nest #3

Only 2 eggs left at Killdeer Nest #2

No idea what happened. This nest had 4 eggs a week ago and now only has one. The egg on the left appears like it might be hatching, but strange that an egg would hatch in the evening.

Killdeer Nest with Four Eggs

First Nest of The Season–Killdeer Nest

I was walking near the trees at a park looking for early Northern Mockingbird nests when I saw a Killdeer not flying away and calling while making the broken wing display. I took a step closer and the Killdeer called very loudly and I saw a Killdeer nest with a single egg. I took a few quick photos and then left as to not disturb her.

2023 Nesting Season Overview Part Two

Cutest Baby Deer

We saw 3 families of Killdeer. The first family had 2 chicks, the second (shown in photos) had 3 chicks, and the third had 1 chick. We watched the 2nd family as they were within feet of us. Two of the chicks behaved, staying together and listening to Mrs. Deer, the other was with Mr. Deer. This chick wouldn’t come over even when Mrs. Deer yelled at him. He came over after lots of yelling from Mrs. Deer but took a lot longer than he needed to. I wonder where these three nests were. We only found two.

Destoryed Killdeer Eggs

We went to see Mrs. Deer. We saw her flying and yelling in distress. She landed in a field and yelled some more. After about 5 minutes. She flew away, also yelling. We saw 2 destroyed eggs. There were 4 eggs so I’m not sure what happened to the other two. What do you think would do this?

Killdeer Deer Nest Failure!

We visited the Killdeer nest. We found destroyed eggs. The mother was in a nearby field yelling. Poor Mrs. Deer! What do you think has eaten the babies? Please see my post showing the destroyed eggs.

2 Killdeer nests

Today Mr. Deer was on the nest. (and he did everything wrong!) We went to the nest and he ran away! No yelling, no broken wing display, or anything. We came back and he was on the eggs, he got up and ran away then he ran towards me (isn’t he supposed to run away with a broken wing?) saying “dee dee dee deee”. I left and he went back to the eggs. Maybe Mrs. Deer should just sit on them. She doesn’t run away. We also found another nest with another Mrs. Deer on them. She did not get up so the number of eggs in unknown.

Killdeer Nest

Killdeer nest with 4 eggs

Killdeer nest with 3 eggs

Finally found the Killdeer nest!

2022 Bird Nests part 1

2022 Bird Nests part 1.

Please correct me if I am wrong on any of these IDs.

Killdeer nest

Barely noticed this in front of our shop in front of a garage door in the gravel driveway!! Hopefully none of the random foxes and woodchucks roaming around here will find it!

The Killdeer eggs have hatched!

The Killdeer eggs have hatched! Before we only saw the mother but today we saw both the mother and father. All four eggs hatched. The photos aren’t that good because they were running around. There was a black snake in the water so I hope it doesn’t get the babies! They are still a bit wobbly.

Bird at the park.

Birds at the park. We saw Cattle Egrets, a Great Blue Heron, Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, domestic Muscovies, a Great Egret, a Common Night Hawk, Purple Martins, Black and Turkey Vultures, a Cara Cara, and more!

Mrs. Deer’s Nest

Mrs. Deer is sitting on her eggs. She’s becoming more friendly and doesn’t do her broken wing display anymore.

Guarding my nest

A better view of the eggs. Four Killdeer eggs are being guarded by Mrs. Deer. ūü•ö

Don’t mess with my eggs!

Mrs. Deer guarding her nest of four eggs.

Cozy Killdeer Eggs

Four Killdeer eggs in a nest.

Please leave my nest.

Mother Killdeer doing broken wing display.

Killdeer chick splashing in water.

Baby Killdeer running through water.

Killdeer Mother

Mrs. Deer, the mother Killdeer watching her nest.

Killdeer Nest

Killdeer Nest

Killdeer nest placement.

This nest was contructed in the middle of a hiking trail; a kind hiker placed the rocks around it to protect it.

Change of Shift

Amazingly, these Killdeer nested on a derelict foundation in the middle of a construction site. In spite of the noise and busyness, they courageously stayed on the nest until all four eggs had hatched. Not long after, the foundation, too, was destroyed as the planned ‘development’ progressed.

Killdeer Nest

This past Spring I came across a Killdeer nest with two recently hatched Killdeer chicks, with one left to hatch. I spotted them from the trail and after a few quick photos I quickly moved on as to not disturb them.

Killdeer Nest on our Neighbor’s Driveway

Killdeer mama a single parent

I have been watching this Killdeer bird and her nest for a little over a week now. According to all the articles I have read this species is monogamous and both parent birds take part in the nest protection and incubation process. Sadly this Killdeer seems to be a single parent and often has to leave the nest alone in search of food. Last night she was gone the whole night. I am hoping her eggs did no freeze as we are still having some nights that drop to freezing temps ; until June arrives. I will keep on the lookout for the mother and keep monitoring the nest. I have yest to find a specific answer on how long the Killdeer eggs can be viable without incubation and freezing temps.

Killdeer “Nest”

Almost stepped on her and the 3 eggs before she warned me off with her shrieking!!!

Killdeer eggs

I was walking down my street and my dog flushed the adult from the nest, that’s when I noticed the eggs.

Killdeer Nest

Three eggs in a Killdeer nest.

Kill deer nest

Killdeer nest

Killdeer are Precocial

Been watching this nest and happened upon the afternoon they hatched–first 2, then 3, this morning 4.

Killdeer nest found in a vineyard

I found this Killdeer nest in our vineyard, under the trellis wires. The mother was fussing around us as we worked, and I looked around for her nest and found it, directly on the ground. Very well camouflaged! She also pretended she was injured and flapped around to lure us away from the nest area. Once we moved away, she went back to sitting on her eggs. Very well camouflaged!

killdeer nest

Killdeer fledglings

Killdeer fledglings and unhatched egg in nest

killdeer chick running


A nesting killdeer right in the middle of a parking lot!

Just Hatched!

Our killdeer nest hatched all four eggs this morning during school when watchers were able to catch the action.

Schoolyard Killdeer

Killdeer parent incubating 4 eggs in the same spot at our school parking lot that killdeers fledged 3 chicks in Spring 2016.

Killdeer nest at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. headquarters in New Albany, OH

I monitor a Bluebird Trail here at Bob Evans Farms headquarters in New Albany, OH. While out checking nestboxes, I observed an adult Killdeer running ahead of me. Upon further investigation, I found it’s nest with, at that time, one egg. There eventually were 4 eggs in the nest and they have since hatched. It’s been fun for all of us here to watch the development of the hatchlings as they explore the campus!

Gravel nest mom

She is gaurding her eggs.

Gravel nest

Of a nest

Killdeer on nest

We live on a lake here in Florida. This is the 2nd year the killdeer have nested right at the shore on rocks. In order to go boating we have to walk right by this nest and I think the birds are getting used to us being there every so often.

Little Killdeer

Killdeer love my parents’ neighborhood in Inwood, WV, so there are always little babies running around in the Spring!

Killdeer Nest

This is a Killdeer nest I stumbled upon while walking my dog.


KKilideer protecting her 4 light blue speckled eggs.
Located in a business parking lot in the city~ nest was near the sidewalk under the landscaping hedges. The nest is simply a “depression” in the ground, lined only with the surrounding mulch material. The eggs camouflaged well with the near by stones. Mom tolerated my pictures well but was quick to let me know if I came too close!

New Killdeer nest

Photos of a killdeer nest off the back of our property down on the bank of our community’s retention pond.

Killdeer Nest

Killdeer nest with 4 eggs. No rocks or pebbles used in nest.

Beautiful family

The mother Killdeer was very hard to spot by a casual observer. The only that I got a picture of the eggs was when she left the nest. She was very protective and tried to lure me away from the nest. The nest was a work of art, the eggs blending so well with the background. It was a wonderful day when three eggs hatched, one never hatching. The babies soon scampered off after their sweet mama. It was an amazing experience to behold.

Day three at the killdeer nest.

The killdeer allowed me to get within 10 feet of her nest before she stood up and tried to distract me. She soon cam back and stood over the eggs.

Plant lined killdeer nest

I came upon this killdeer nest on a sandy beach at a sand pit made into a recreation area. I have never seen a killdeer nest on sand (only pebbles before) and have never seen one lined with plant material. Must have been an extra creative mama.

well hidden

Brood of Killdeers. Mom and Dad were both close by.

Killdeer Bird spotted in Middle Tennessee

spotted this Killdeer bird in Middle Tennessee had never seen one of these here before.

Killdeer and four young

This nest was discovered near the first tee of one of the Pinehurst Resort’s golf courses. Course maintenance personnel surrounded the nest site with wooden curbing and small irrigation flags to keep equipment and people away. As you can see, the nest attempt was a success.

Killdeer Nestwatch St. Catharines Marina

The Killdeer come every spring and nest within the Marina boundaries. Usually they nest in the boat yard and the nests get crushed. Hoping that this years nest is successful.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology