A bird that is on the protected species list, a killdeer, makes a home in a very unusual place, a work site.

It’s located on Suburban Road off South Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo.

Work at that site has come to a halt while the expectant bird waits for her eggs to hatch.

For all the reasons a construction project could be delayed, this is the perhaps one of the strangest.

It’s all because of a Kildeer, a type of bird that’s related to the endangered, Snowy Plover.

When an expectant mom nested at a San Luis Obispo construction site, work there came to a halt.

The mom to be sits on her four eggs in what may sound like the perfect nesting spot. But the construction site is anything but a heavenly hatching place.

“I have no idea what she was thinking,” said Plant Manager Hal Bradley.

It seems the expectant mother bird and her feathered mate found lakefront property in the center of a construction site.

“It’s not unusual for them to find a body of water and nest near it,” said Bradley.

“It’s not really a body of water,” said Action News Reporter Stacy Daniel.

“No it’s not, but it is to her apparently,” Bradley laughed.

Not wanting to interrupt nature’s birthing process, the construction crew called in an expert for some advice.

“The workers saw a bird, they immediately put cones around it and called their managers, called in a biologist and we modified the buffer slightly but, basically they did what they should do to protect the bird while it nests,” Biologist Greg McGowan.

So for now, the construction of a concrete wash out area is on hold, at least until a bird of a different kind, a stork makes a delivery.

“We’re going to let her do her thing and give her room and hopefully they’ll find a new place once she hatches out and gets them to a point where they can fly,” said Bradley.

The eggs are expected to hatch within the next 25 days or so.

The hatchlings will need to stay in the area for a little while longer.

So, it looks like the construction project will be put on hold for about a month.

Environmental experts said the construction crew did the right thing by calling a biologist.

Even though the bird is not endangered, special measures need to be taken to ensure the eggs are not harmed before they hatch.