usually they are hatched and gone before
i can get a picture of them. today i happened
to be lucky and got a few pictures of them
as they were hatching out. two of the four
were hatched when i first checked and then
i went back a while later and checked again
and the rest were hatched.
yeah! all legs and feet.
they also move out pretty quickly. i couldn't
find them the next day, but they were around as
the parents were still trying to decoy and lead
i hope to see them running around soon and get
a few more pictures.
not been able to get any pictures, they are off
in the distance and i hear them about most days,
a few days ago one of the parents flew into the
garden (near where the nest was) where i was puttering
and it landed on a large rock and bobbed it's head. i
bobbed mine in return (like i was doing when i was
sitting and watching it and it would bob it's head and
i would bob mine). kinda funny. then it took off. i
think it was saying hello. or maybe hoping for another
at times, but these birds were hatched and raised
here before so they are quite tame. at times i've
been a few feet away and the bird would sit on the
eggs and just look at me. not even make a peep or
flutter. as long as i didn't stop and look at them...
when i tried to get closeup pics with camera it was
never the way. then they'd flutter a bit, but if i
went over to the other side of one garden and sat
down they'd eventually let up and go back to tending
the day before the eggs hatched we had four people
digging up plants a few feet from the eggs and the
bird just stood there and peeped at us.
each year when they come back and make a nest and
lay eggs i try to spend some time just sitting and
watching so they get used to me being there. it helps
keep the noise and fluttering to a minimum. i was
tempted when they were hatching to imprint the young
but then i realized i really wasn't daddy material...
still i hope to see them running around shortly.
when the weather breaks and i can get some more
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.