Killdeer are those birds that most people always hear, never notice and often see but never pay much attention to.

You will often find them in low grass areas and if you slow down, you can find their babies during the right time of the year.   This one was gracious enough to hold still for just a few shots while the mother was off in the distance having a major fit.   Killdeers are known for faking injuries to distract predators and the mother wasted no time in letting us know about her “broken wing”.  So We didn’t stick around too long.  The pictures were taken and we backed off and watched the family be reunited.  Much to our surprise there were 4 juveniles all in the area we found this one.  The other 3 had all gotten out of sight before we ever saw them.


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