I've checked on them 4/20/2014 and there are still 4 chicks, now about half the size of the adults. The second pair of adult Killdeer stay pretty close in proximity to this family.
There is a second video from 4/20/2014 on photo #120. Enjoy!
My last visit was 4/27/2014, and the chicks are now flying! They look almost identical to the parents, except they have one band on their chest, while the adults have two bands. I saw two chicks today, but with them flying now, they are probably scattered far and wide while foraging for food. It's been a fun learning experience, and I so happy I could share this with you all. At the end of the gallery, you'll see that the 2nd breeding pair of Killdeer appear to be giving it a second try!
Thanks to the gardener at Oyster Point Marina for keeping an eye out for the Killdeer chicks and parents!
"Under Mom's Wing" (Killdeer)
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