I got a comment from a real birder, who thinks that the scratch nest and eggs are a Killdeer also.
Larry also put a link in his comment for more info and video of Killdeer and young.
Read the comment, or
Here is the link. Killdeer and young.
And for some Happy news, an elk in the Pocatello, (Idaho) zoo, rescued a marmot that couldn't get out of the elks water tank. Simply amazing. The picture links to the story and video.
Also good news today, an Idaho
And an earlier report, here
Rex Rammell to be charged with poaching elk.
Ah yes, a Beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Tribute to Mr Rogers. RIP