Wednesday, May 21, 2008

WATCH YOUR STEP!




Be careful where you or your dog walk on the grassy headlands. Sam Smith Park has a number of bird species that lay their eggs on the ground, in the grass, in well-camouflaged or sparse nests. The top photograph shows a Savannah Sparrow's nest and the second a Killdeer's. The bottom shows the parent Killdeer luring me away from its nest with the old broken-wing trick. Savannah Sparrows will remain on the nest until the very last second when you are just inches away.
These photographs were taken this morning on the Eastern headland.
Posted by Terry Smith

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