Photo of the Week – May 15, 2015

Killdeer are really cute when they’re young.

Killdeer chick at the Helzer family prairie.

Killdeer chick at the Helzer family prairie.

Have a great weekend.

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.
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5 Responses to Photo of the Week – May 15, 2015

  1. Joanne says:

    Adorable — Killdeer are a special part of the bird kingdom — unique call and nesting habits. Thanks, Chris

  2. Indeed! Much cuter than a coot chick. :)

  3. Gretchen Graff says:

    Adult Killdeer are cute, too, especially when they do the broken wing trick.

  4. Benny says:

    Love the photo! Thank you!

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