I'm guessing the eggs will be fine and the good news is the lawn mower wont
On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 9:52 AM, alison wagner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Fellow birders,
> Snow on the 26th of April has enabled me to find, for the first time in
> ten years, the Killdeer nest on top of the 1958 wing-addition of the
> Hinesburg Community School! This roof has been habitat for the shorebirds
> every year, but they have blended in so well with the multi-colored round
> stones, they've always eluded my detection. Regardless of my endless
> searching and waiting for a changing of the guard, I've never found them
> (like looking for that one jigsaw puzzle piece that MUST be missing). Until
> now! Like Horton the elephant, the Killdeer are faithful 100 percent! The
> snow is melting on the parent on the nest while it covers the roof around
> them and eliminates their ability to hide.
> I've been able to share this with middle school students and the timing is
> perfect as they have been learning about natural selection! Questions are
> coming out:
> What will happen to the eggs? ( hopefully the parent's body will keep them
> Can we bring the eggs inside to keep them warm? (it's best to let nature
> do the work)
> Will the eggs freeze? What if they die? (the parents will try again).
> Fingers crossed they'll all make it through this cold spell and face the
> challenges that await the chicks after hatching!
> HCS (& Huntington)