[va-richmond-general] Re: Killdeer update

  • From: "Michael Shapiro" <sc.tanager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 20:54:44 -0400

The Killfawns were still no bigger that recently hatched ducklings or
goslings. I thought it was possible they could have fluttered off after some
pushing by mom and dad, but I wasn't sure they could withstand the drop (a
good 10 feet, easily).

Michael

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> any chances that the killfawns fluttered off the roof by themselves
(prompted by their killdoe and killbuck parents?)--are they fledglings?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Shapiro <sc.tanager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: Richmond listserv <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 20:11:56 -0400
> Subject: [va-richmond-general] Killdeer update
>
> Hi, all -
>     The "Killdeer on the Roof" (apologies to Norman Jewison and Sholom
Aleichem
> :-) were instead on the ground today. Somehow, the parents had gotten
their
> "Killfawns" (thanks, Jim!) off the roof. So much for "tradition." The
birds are
> too small to have flown off on their own, so I'm guessing the parents
carried
> them off in their beaks. I suppose they could have been a different
Killdeer
> family, as I have seen at least two pairs around. I haven't seen any on
the roof
> since that one day, so I don't know what else to think.
>
>     Also, I heard a Prairie Warbler as I was leaving. I heard one in my
> neighborhood last week, too.
> Michael
> Short Pump
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