The Daily Bird #23

We had the privilege of watching a pair of Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) choosing a nesting site, on our property! They danced off property a bit, because we were stalking them, but were attracted by some areas of high grass on our place. We have never seen killdeer in Almont, or even very close, before this day. The male was a bit upset with me, because the female was attracted by the shutter noise, and made right for me a time or two. Hopefully, after we left them, they’ll choose a spot on property or close, so we can watch them parent. A very exciting event for dinosaur watchers! All photos are 1500 x 996, click for full size.








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  1. blf says

    The mildly deranged penguin points out that bunching up yer tuxedo and wearing it as a necklace is not groovy, being about the same as looking at a piece of cheese and not eating it, or using a chainsaw to repair a pillow.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    A strange name for a jealous bird with stylish stripes.

    As rq says, expressive pictures.

  3. says

    Thank you!

    Ice Swimmer, Killdeer is an onomatopoeia name. Their call sounds like kill deer, although the ‘kill’ part is the clearest. It’s a very high pitched, loud, piercing call. You can hear it from a long way off. In the fourth photo, the male was doing the broken wing distraction, because we were out watching them. The nest probably is on our property, because they kept trying to distract us away.

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