Last years Killdeer youngster.

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  1. Kildale

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    As I said, as soon as they get out of the egg they can run. That is why they are longer in the egg than most small birds before hatching. They are hard to get into good focus so this is not a great shot of a young one.

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  3. Cayuga Morning

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    That is amazing that they are born running. I have bred parakeets & they look like worms with heads when they are born.
     
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    You did well to get a shot of a young one. They move so fast that it's really hard to focus on one.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    That's interesting that they can run instantly. I never heard about a bird that could do this before.
     



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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I can really appreciate your photo Kildale ... we have loads of Kildeer here. I have a couple that build their nest in my veggie garden each year and it takes 24 days for the eggs to hatch. But once they do, those little guys are off like a shot ... tiny little replicas of their parents. I've been trying to get pictures of them for years, but those little buggers are FAST!
     
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    Glad th at you can confirm that they don't stay in the nest long after hatching. They take longer to hatch so that they can develop everything ready to go.
     

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