I've also been watching this killdeer pair last year and again this year at E. Hill Office Bldg (I work here). I requested that the landscaping crew does not mow this parking lot island until the chicks hatch and all the killdeer leave. For added protection, I also put little flags around the island (to remind the landscapers) and a cone to keep the parking space beside the nest empty. I guess the killdeer liked the special arrangement so much last year that they decided this was the perfect spot again for this year's nest!
Could anyone tell me if a pair of killdeer mate for life? Or at least for more than one year? I assume this is the same pair as nested there last year, because the nest is in the same exact spot. Marla Coppolino http://www.thesnailwrangler.com/ On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM, Marc Devokaitis <mdevokai...@gmail.com> wrote: > From Ilene Miller who also reported them last year: > > "The East Hill Office Building Killdeer is back for another year. She laid > an egg yesterday. She has picked the same parking lot island and tree as > last year. I think she actually waited for them to put fresh mulch around > the tree." > > > Marc Devokaitis > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > BirdingOnThe.Net > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --