Killdeer

This Killdeer brought a bit of drama into my afternoon walk when she suddenly let out a loud shrill and ran frantically in short spurts across the road in front of me and into a freshly planted farm field.  She was obviously trying to lure my attention away from a nest she had hidden in the grass nearby.

“When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!”  ~Unknown

 

One thought on “Killdeer

  1. Killdeers sure are great protectors of their nest and small chicks. And definitely quite dramatic! I’ve seen one fall over and pretend it is hurt to draw my attention to it and away from the nest among the stones that I happen to come too close to by accident. I love their eyes!

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