I was taking pictures of a local candidate as he talked with people and put up his signs when we were surrounded by a pair of Kildeer...Killdeers? We were obviously very close to their nest. They usually just nest right on the ground out in the open and regularly pick out gravel parking lots as they have in this case. I told Tyler to be very careful and search the ground before he put is foot down as we searched for the nest, which turned out to be two feet from where he was pounding his sign post into the ground.
We put three rocks spaced out around the nest to mark it and when we left, mom was setting proudly. We'll check on progress and keep you posted. Here's a picture of Junior:
Bigger Junior's Mom
I'll try to check on things from time to time.
Good luck, Junior. It's tough out here.