When boys found a nestling killdeer they took it to the SPCA from where it was transferred to us. Unfortunately, the killdeer should never have been picked up. It was uninjured and healthy but only a few days old.
As killdeer nest in a shallow depression on the ground, the boys obviously did not know that its parents were probably nearby. Killdeer are not the easiest of birds to raise, however, we are pleased to report that we did successfully raise this little one and on a bright, sunny day, we released him at Sargents Bay.