Killdeer Displaying with Tail feathers

 
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Killdeer "displaying" in order to divert attention from its nest, probably. This is what it states in my bird book. Sometimes they pretend they have a broken wing, or hurt foot, to try to lure predators away from their nests or youngsters.
You can see the catchlight in its eye here, despite it facing away from me.
Really a pretty bird, and we were so happy to have seen this, just near the little trail near a beach area, as we drove past. I had seen one from a distance as we entered the area, but DH suddenly spotted this one as we were leaving.

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Guest - Apr 17, 2007 11:45 PM EDT
we just loved seeing this one, Vicki, - it stayed quite close to the vehicle, so suppose the nest must've been quite closeby.
Guest - Apr 17, 2007 09:31 PM EDT
Aren't they fascinating, Alandra? I've seen them luring people away from their ground nests by faking a broken wing. It's quite a sight. This is a fantastic capture of the lovely bird.Vicki
Guest - Apr 16, 2007 09:55 PM EDT
glad you like it, Lorraine, many thanks for the nice comment, we were really happy to see this nice bird.
Guest - Apr 16, 2007 04:52 PM EDT
Fantastic image, great markings on the tail feathers.
Guest - Apr 16, 2007 04:10 PM EDT
thanks for the nice comment, Janice. Think I owe you a reply, btw. sorry about that.
Guest - Apr 16, 2007 03:56 PM EDT
Alandra really clear, crisp shot of the Killdeer.

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