Hubby was out moving manure from the lots and found a mother Killdeer guarding her nest for all she was worth. He left it and cleaned all around her so she could finish what she had begun. I took my bike out there to get a snapshot of her eggs -- just three right now. Usually they lay four, all points facing inward. Mama Killdeer was there, but elusive so I couldn't get a pic of her. I plan to keep checking on the nest in hopes of spotting her chicks. Once they hatch, they take off running. They are born with their Nikes on! I've seen them a few times on horseback; they are so cute with their long legs and heads bobbing. Check this out.
Speaking of all this lovely nature, have you been watching the Discovery TV series, North America? It's fantastic. I'm recording it. If you love nature, you'll love this.