I was about the business of killing weeds this morning when I came upon this little Mama bird. You have to look hard to see her as she blends well with her surroundings. She eyed me as I approached, but didn't back down. She watched my every move and I kept my distance so I wouldn't spook her. He who thinks he knows all says she is what they call a "deer kill". What? Or maybe a "kill deer". He is not sure and can't tell me why they are called that. I asked. I wondered if they eat dead deer, because I doubt they actually kill deer (or deers, as some folks around here are apt to say).
Anybody know what kind of bird this is. Yes, I know I could consult the Internet. I confess that I am lazy.
I hunted for her eggs after she walked away. They are good sized and gray, speckled black. Looks like she gathered some wood chips, but that is the only cushioning for them. They are in the gravel on the dump station. I hope they hatch this week.
I would hate to seem them squashed by a big rig, or worse, deliberately destroyed by some evil
doers. Such seem to come out on holiday weekends.
The text seems to have a mind of its own here.
Never mind, I have work to do!