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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

Location: Sebastain, Riverview Park parking lot

I am now an adult Killdeer
But I was precocial when I was born1.
That means I had feathers and I could see
Unlike altricial chicks who are not fully formed.

1 Like all birds, Killdeer are hatched from eggs. They stay in the eggs about 2 weeks longer than altricial birds which gives the  feathers and eyes more time to fully develop. But "hatched" and "developed" don't rhyme, so I used artistic license and said "born". But you know what I meant.

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Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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