Killdeer: Magee Marsh Boardwalk, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2022 — Only a few days old and already photographed more times than almost any other Killdeer in the known universe…this little chick was the most adventuresome of a clutch of chicks (try to count the legs under mom) who were easily seen off the boardwalk at Magee during the Biggest Week in American Birding this May. I don’t think anyone got a definitive count on the chicks, but there were at least 4. Over 5 days there, I could just about watch the chicks grow and become less dependent on the shelter of mom’s breast feathers. By Saturday, they were all out foraging on the mud flats of the channel. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 250 @ f4 @ 1/500th.