Killdeer

 
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Killdeer,I believe,(type of Plover) captured from open vehicle window, across from the heron's nesting area.
First time we'd ever seen this bird. Very pretty with a red ring around it's eyes.

It put on a distraction display for us, by fanning out its tail and crouching on the ground. It probably had a nest nearby and was trying to distract us. Very cute.

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Guest - Apr 16, 2007 02:43 PM EDT
thankyou Karen, for the nice comments. How sad about some horrid person killing those killdeer babies. Sickos in this world. Why on earth would anyone want to do such a thing, is beyond me.
Guest - Apr 16, 2007 10:05 AM EDT
Beautiful lighting really shows off the color. We have these in central Texas and they are ground nesters. We watched the parents walking their five babies near a school. A couple hours later we found that someone had killed all five babies. It was such a sad sight. They are famous for feigning a broken wing to lure a predator away from the nest.
Guest - Apr 15, 2007 06:40 PM EDT
thankyou Carol and Lorraine. We didn't realize these birds were in this region either, Carol. Someone recently sent a link in to another group, showing Kildeer pics, and I replied that I'd never seen them here, - and now suddenly we just saw this one :) I guess they are "waders" so live closer to the beaches. It was really pretty.
Guest - Apr 15, 2007 06:31 PM EDT
A very pretty little bird, neat capture.
Guest - Apr 15, 2007 06:20 PM EDT
Very pretty bird photo,dont think we have these birds here or I havent seen any.Lovely photo. Carol

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