Saturday, May 15, 2010
Day 135 - Too close for comfort
We went over to the duck pond at sunrise this morning to see how all of the little babies were doing. The babies that entertained us last week were twice the size this week and there were more adorable babies.
I was mostly entertained by a pair of killdear running along the edge of the pond, flying off, flying back and singing all morning. As I walked along the edge of the pond one of them landed in front of me and behaved in a way I thought peculiar, but as I would get closer she would fly off and come back and do it again.
I looked it up when I got home only to find out that she considered me a predator. Apparently she had a nest nearby and she was pretending to be injured so that I wouldn't harm her babies.
She was an excellent actress, she's got a great look of fear in her eyes and every time she went into her act she was looking back at me.
This feather was laying in the grass near the pond.