This killdeer nest of nothing more than a shallow depression in the gravel, was found a busy marina parking lot. The owners of the marina placed cinder blocks around the well-camouflaged nest to prevent cars from running over the eggs. The killdeer mother was standing nearby when this photo was taken.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 22, 2014.

Nest and eggs of a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

This killdeer nest of nothing more than a shallow depression in the gravel, was found a busy marina parking lot. The owners of the marina placed cinder blocks around the well-camouflaged nest to prevent cars from running over the eggs. The killdeer mother was standing nearby when this photo was taken. This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 22, 2014.

shorebird bird resident migratory camouflage breeding reproduction habitat

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2014-05-22
AlbumFauna > Birds
TypePhoto
Dimensions2048 x 1536
Filesize2 MB
Number of Downloads38
Filetype(s) JPG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)