We're building a new home (just about done) and we'd asked the builder to even-out the back yard. That included getting rid of a pile of dried concrete where the foundation crew did a wash-out in the middle of the yard. I noted a killdeer skittering around as I positioned myself for a wide angle shot of the back of the house. She started acting as though she were injured and I knew then I had to be careful where I stepped. In the middle of our little pile of concrete... Needless to say, we asked the construction supervisor to hold off on cleaning up the back yard for a few weeks to give Mom a chance to hatch 'em. This was about six inches away with the 10-20mm at 20mm. When I go out in the coming days, I'll pack some longer glass for momma. :smile: UPDATE: Went back out today with the big gun (70-200mm VR + TC-17E II). This time, Mom....erm....Dad?....whomever held his or her ground. This time, there were two. A second killdeer showed up a few minutes later leading me to believe it was a mated pair taking turns minding the huevos. "Oh crud. You can't see me. Can you?" "Dangit. He saw me." "Whoa! How close are you gonna get?!?" "OK, buddy. That's close enough. You're asking for it...."