The little hatchlings are all gone. Late yesterday afternoon I checked the nest. One egg remained and a new little Killdeer looked as if it has just come out of his egg shell. Hildee and Henry weren't that happy to have company and tried to lure me away. One of the morning babies followed their lead and rose up and ran on it's tiny legs.
I managed to get this shot of the baby. I was clicking as fast as my camera would let me in the direction of baby K's escape. Those little legs are fast!! I blew all the photos up, but the birds blend so well with their surroundings and are so fast that I could only find one image and it is hard to see!
The grass is brown from lack of rain. We haven't mowed in over a week. We might get a storm front moving through tomorrow, but the forecast is iffy. In the meantime I am watering my flowers and vegetables all day long, it seems.
I tried a little photo shoot with Little M and her canine buddies. Oscar is not happy. He is not able to jump down from my office chair, so I at least had a captive audience for the camera. Little M always investigates his underside in search of a nipple and she is always disappointed. Strangely enough, Oscar is the most tolerant of her. He is usually the least tolerant of new family members.
Wall-E can jump down and did so several times. He does not like this cat at all. He doesn't bother her or try to hurt her, he just wants nothing to do with her. She wants to check out his underside, but that is just not going to happen.
You will recall that Little M was not happy at all to have her sister join her here in my office. I am beginning to think that Little M is prejudiced against females (not me, of course, I am her mommy) because she went into full attack mode with Toni Louise. Poor Toni didn't know what to do.
The other little kitten that looks just like my Little M found a good home with Kamper Dana. Dana was quite smitten with Little M, so he who was instructed to take Other Kitty back to Mama Kitty, retrieved Other Kitty for Dana. Other Kitty will now lead a pampered life like her sibling.
Next weekend my daughter is coming. There will be a joyful reunion between Wall-E and his boy, Gavin. New puppy Max will be coming along. I doubt he will remember us from his very short stay before his trip north to live with Gavin. Should be interesting with four dogs and a cat ......