Friday Photo – Not My Young

Kildeer use a method of distraction to keep predators from harming their young. We often have Kildeer nesting  at various places on the property at Snow Hill.

Maybe twenty feet off of our parking lot a nest was discovered. Four eggs have now hatched and these little ones are being led around by the unique call of the parents.

I went to get a photo for our children’s bible study classes and was greeted by the defense Kildeer employ to stave off predators. As I moved closer to the nest the Kildeer came within just a couple of feet. Here, I assume, is the “mother” who squawks as if to say, “Not my young!”

Maybe some of the recent instances of neglect should require us to learn something from these animals when it comes to our young.

"Not my young!" - Copyright 2011 Todd Littleton

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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