BIBPC Entry #1: Baby Killdeer

I’m participating in my sister Megan’s fun photo contest, Boring into Beautiful Photography Contest, or BIBPC. (Read about it here.) The first prompt was “Little Things.” So here’s my little thing: an adorable baby killdeer!

Story behind the photo: We were going up to gather eggs when my brother told us that there were baby killdeer over by the creek. I rushed down to the house to get my camera, and when I came back, Megan was holding one of the babies in her hand! He was so warm and fluffy and tiny! Baby killdeer look hilariously cute because they have such long, gangly legs. We played with him a little bit, took pictures, then put him back. I’m sure the poor distracted mother was wondering what strange machines we were pointing at her little baby. XD But not to worry, we returned him safe and sound. And I captured some cuteness for you with my “strange machine.” XD (But let me tell you, this little guy was really hard to take pictures of – he was FAST!)

This is the photo I’m entering for BIBPC:

 

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 ♥ Look how tiny! ♥

And here are several more pictures for your enjoyment. 🙂

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He’s hiding behind a grass blade – if he can’t see us, we can’t see him… right? XD

This next picture makes him look even tinier and long-legged-er. (I think this was the first lil’ guy’s sibling.)

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This next row of pictures are stills from a video I took. GAAHHH he’s so cute! Look at his huge feet in the third picture. XD (He reminds me of S. Q. Pedalion from The Mysterious Benedict Society. XD )

Have you ever seen killdeer? They are rather strange birds. They make their nests on the ground – sometimes right in the middle of the road! Their eggs blend in with the gravels, which is good because predators can’t see them, and bad because people in cars can’t see them. 😦 (See another post I did about baby killdeer here.)

***Allison***

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27 thoughts on “BIBPC Entry #1: Baby Killdeer

  1. Aw, he’s adorable!! I love killdeer. We found a nest on the ground once, in a gravel path. The eggs look exactly like rocks.

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  2. What a GREAT picture!!! I’ve never seen one I don’t think!!!! 😀 My favorite bird is a Robin! 😉 I think…but I LOVE cardinals too!! 😀 😛 😛 😀 🙂 XD Haha! I emailed my pic to Megan, but it’s not VERY GOOD AT ALL. :/ :/ I’ll HOPE to get a better one next time! 😉 😀 When you first said killdeer, I thought you meant like a DEER! XD XD haha!!!! 😛

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