I've been watching this story, and I work in a (single story) building where Killdeer have nested in the past, and I wondered how the babies got down. I ended up concluding that they do jump. There is a species of goose (?Barnacle maybe) that nests on cliff tops and the babies jump and bounce their way down to the sea. It was featured on a TV program (Discovery channel or Nature, I can't remember which). You would not think that they survive such a fall but they do. Wendy Ealding You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.