Killdeer family settles in to new home on Bluesfest site after the big move

By Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, June 27, 2018

The Bluesfest killdeer have scored a backstage pass.

Biologists finished moving the “bluesnest” early Wednesday morning, dragging it metre by painstaking metre to a new location out of harm’s way at the rear of the festival’s main stage. The move, which began Tuesday night and resumed at dawn Wednesday, was “textbook perfect,” according to Monika Melichar, executive director of the Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary in Minden, Ont.

“Moving the nest was great. It’s been attempted for other species, but no one’s ever attempted it for killdeer before,” Melichar said.

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