There is no photo today because it’s a dark and stormy day.  It is ninety degrees with a deluge of rain.  The Killdeer comes to mind.  She is faithfully sitting on her eggs protecting them from the storm.  Like most mothers, she is a picture of tenacity, perseverance, and devotion. In hot temperatures, Killdeer sometimes soak their bellies in water before sitting on the eggs to cool them down.[1]  That won’t be necessary today since everything is drenched.


[1]John Eastman, Birds of Field and Shore: Grassland and Shoreline Birds of Eastern North America (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000), 71.


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