Friday, July 15, 2011

New Nieghbors

We have an empty lot next to our house. I've always liked it because that means I only have a neighbor on one side of me. It seems that a new family decided that they wanted to put their home on that empty lot. They showed up a couple days ago.

I haven't seen a killdeer in ages. We used to have a lot of them around when I was growing up. In the second photo I think that possibly it is performing what Wikipedia referred to as a distraction display. They do this to protect nests and small chicks.
Over the course of the weekend I will hopefully catch up with everyone. Tomorrow there will be no post. Yes, can you believe I am taking the day off from posting on purpose? I'm going to the Healing Mother Earth Powwow with a friend of mine. It sounds interesting and it's certainly a good excuse to take some pictures. If you follow the link it will take you to a site that has a schedule of all of the Powwows in Ohio. You can also read what each of them has to offer. I don't know where my friend heard about it but she wanted to check it out so that's what we're doing.
Hope everyone is getting their weekend off to a good start.

24 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

We have lots of killdeer here, but I haven't managed to catch a picture for quite a while. nice shots.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Kildeer, Ann. We don't have them here ---or at least, I haven't seen one.

Hope you have fun tomorrow. Sounds like fun!
Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

I have to be honest - I watch birds - but I have NEVER heard of a Kildeer - how interesting - they are a pretty bird!

Have fun - seems like you will have an interesting time.

Enjoy the day off.

Doris Sturm said...

Have fun at the Powwow... I went to just one and I'll never forget it. Looking forward to photos!

Love to Duke from the Gizz ;-)

Grace said...

Never heard of such a bird but my it is pretty...Sounds like a fun weekend - Enjoy!

BeadedTail said...

We used to have a family of Kildeer that lived in our backyard when I was little. Whenever we'd go back there the mom would come out and screech and act hurt to keep us away from her nest. She was a great actress too because I believed her every time!

Hope you enjoy your weekend! The Powwow sounds like fun!

Julie Harward said...

I have had them near by too..they are so amazing the way they will lead you away from their nests! :D

Kloggers/Polly said...

Ann, I was going to say that they look like a plover ... then clicked onto your link and see that they are! Lol! A very pretty variety ... how lovely to look out and see such pretty and active birds near by.

Ginny said...

These are really good pictures! I have only seen a killdeer once. Hope you have a great time, and enjoy your day of rest from the computer!!

Marg said...

We used to have kildeers here all the time but there haven't been as many this year. It is so much fun when the babies are born and see them running so fast.
Hope you have fun at your Powwow. Can't wait to hear about it. Have a great time.

Jen said...

Very cool looking neighbor you have there; don't believe I've ever seen one before. Have fun at the Powwow!

Grampy said...

Great pictures of a nice looking bird. Good for you for taking some time off. I think I am going to take the month of August off and just have fun. Maybe not even turn on my computer.

Out on the prairie said...

You must have been close to the nest

FishHawk said...

I hope you don't go in if they ask you to participate in a sweat lodge ceremony at that Healing Mother Earth Powwow. Just remember what happened down in Arizona a couple of years ago.

Donna said...

What a pretty bird! Love the rings!
Go Enjoy Girl!!
Take pictures!
hughugs

allotments4you said...

Have a lovely day out tomorrow Ann.

And what a lovely bird...i have never seen or heard of one before!

Sher said...

I love those birds. The stripes on their necks are so cute. Have a great time with your friend and I am looking forward to seeing some awesome pictures.

tahtimbo said...

I just love to listen to them sing. A few weeks ago while I was riding my bike, I saw a family of them by a field...too cute!
Have a fun time tomorrow and have a great weekend!

missing moments said...

never seen one of those guys before ... very pretty

Catherine said...

Hmmm.... I know a gopher that might be interested in a new location for his home. What's your address Ann and I will send him your way. ;)
xo Catherine

Pat said...

Lovely looking birds. Have a great time at the powwow, looking forward to seeing the photos!

Duni said...

Well, I'd rather have neighbours like those sweet birds than the "usual" kind ;-)

Sandra said...

so i come back and you leave. i have never seen a killdeer. the first shot i thought looks like a jailbird bird. LOL have fun at the powwow

marie said...

They're such a striking looking bird. I've never seen one in person...guess I still haven't, but seeing your photo is almost as good!

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