The Australian Rules footballers were so concerned about the frantic killdeer defending her nest last Saturday that they painted markings around it to alert people to its hard to spot location.
David Chapman's staff (Parks Supervisor) placed the cones around as well and have been alerted about holding off mowing that section of the playing field until the young leave the nest (all being well!). The eggs take 24 to 28 days to hatch and the young are mobile and usually move
away from the nest very soon after hatching. Keep your fingers crossed.