it had a dead baby chick in it. The bad news is, I am not hopeful for the survival of this nest because our neighbor has a million cats plus we have an unending parade of raccoons, which I trap almost daily. When I finally found the killdeer nest, I glanced away for a moment, and when I looked back again, the eggs had vanished! 6 Answers. Birdsâ eggs are a nutritious source of food, so itâs hardly surprising that lots of animals eat them. Killdeer are devoted to sitting on their eggs even in the most terrible weather. The owner tells me "Oh, that happens." Good Luck. cracking two of the eggs and breaking very small holes in the other two. Do they brood at night? Question: They're coming this weekend to mow the edges of my driveway. Killdeer Distraction Display. We had a horrible rainstorm just a few days before the eggs were to hatch, and the morning after the storm, no sign of eggs......I suppose they washed away. Their bodies are light brown, their undersides are cream, and they have several dark black â¦ And, even if successfully hatched, they will often die soon after. Like most shorebird species, Killdeer have cryptic, or camouflage, coloration. Last year when I was in one I noticed they had a nestbox out back, and I asked them what was happening with it. I hadnât seen the eggs until I was looming over them about to crush them under foot. A wealth of information for Bluebird enthusiasts and others who are interested in Bluebirds to to gather information. Like other members of the plover family, this species is often found at the water's edge, but it also lives in pastures and fields far from water. Keeping up with the Birds: The killdeer and its Nesting â¦ They are almost as big as the adults now. My question in the subject line arises because yesterday, the 4 eggs had become only three. The bird is equipped with a long, stout bill, which can probe the earth for grubs and worms lying below the surface. Cute Killdeer â¦ i saw 4 eggs my friend took 3 eggs 1 egg broke 2 again kept as it is it took his 1 egg far away the new nest i saw the new nest again i took 2 eggs and kept in new nest now their are six eggs how it is possible i am not Understanding, I also had killdeer nest in the driveway almost ever year and seems no matter how careful they don't seem to survive,but I also have some in the front pasture that do well almost ever year.such a persistent bird. Every year we have Killdeer on our road and many of them don't make it, even when they do hatch successfully. Favourite answer. The killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a large plover found in the Americas . Also, I spray-painted 4 bricks with bright green landscape paint and made a perimeter around the nest(s) so we remember not to accidentally drive over the spot and alert others that something is up. 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