So what do you do when unexpected guests arrive at the 4 Paws Sake Retreat? Build around them of course! Construction in spring-time brings it's challenges with nesting birds. A killdeer decided that laying her eggs right in the middle of a construction zone was a good thing to do. Fortunately, Deborah spotted it and let the crew know. The whole crew has been very careful not to disturb the nest where 3 eggs have been laid. So much so that Steve, our contractor, went and stood by the nest when the dump truck arrived on the property the other day so that the eggs would be protected.
The construction crew dug for a concrete pad yesterday near the nest and momma killdeer did not move. When she was away from the nest, Deborah added extra protection and got a photo of the eggs. Momma killdeer came walking up to the nest and instead of squawking at Deborah, she let her take the photos. She must know all the efforts that Deborah and the crew are going to in order to keep her eggs safe!