Thursday, April 12, 2012

Killdeer Chicks

My last post on the First Goslings of the Year got such a large and unexpected response that I thought perhaps a follow-up in the general theme might be in order. While the goslings where the first young of the Canada Goose we have seen this year, they are not the first chicks.  As it turns out chicks can refer to the young of any birds, but goslings refer specifically to geese. The first chicks of the year where Killdeer chicks photographed on the week before on April 5th.  In this photo only one chick is peeking out, but the mother eventually got all four chicks rounded up and tucked under.