IMG_7961 Killdeer Mom
I witnessed the cutest family drama this morning at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, AZ. The pair of Killdeer were out with their three chicks. Mom noticed me and put out an alarm call. The chicks ignored her, and continued playing at water's edge. After a few more alarm calls, they finally went to her, and one by one, she secured them under her belly, and sat down, hiding them all.