The second nighthawk chick hatched a day after the first one.
Chick the Younger is now 3 days old. Mama seems to hover over them most of the time. We thought the chicks would quickly become mobile and hide in the junipers, but with their amazing camouflage, they are able to hide in plain sight.
In this video, Mama does her injured act to lure us away. When we follow her, she hisses at us like a snake in an attempt to frighten us. Admiring her protective instincts, we left her to do her thing and take good care of the babies.