I have no idea what kind of bird this is, and I’ve never seen one with those markings, before. [Edit: It is a killdeer]
I worry about it, because it’s up near the head of my driveway, right near a field full of cows, and it appears to be trying to draw me away from its young; it looks like it didn’t do a very good job of picking a place to nest. The good news is, near the driveway, coyotes, raccoons, and cats will stay away. The bad news is: humans.
It’s hard to see what’s going on, unfortunately. The bird is hopping away, dragging a wing like it’s wounded, then stopping whenever it gets too far ahead of me. She’s fine; she’s been doing this for days (this is the first time I stopped my car and hopped out with my phone to try to record it). Nikko Tinbergen described this behavior in Greylag Geese, which is why I recognized what the bird is trying to do. I hope it survives and its young survive.