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Killdeer

Another species of bird that I look forward to photographing in the spring are Killdeer. They are ground nesting birds that are very vocal and unmistakable. They have the distinct “meep” sound to their vocalizations that sticks with you once you hear it. 

They are known to nest in rocky areas such as gravel bars, drainage ditches and parking lots. 

If the female senses danger she will lead any potential predators away by acting injured. She will act as though she has a broken wing and flutter on the ground. This tactic is very effect but dangerous. 

They will general have 2-6 chicks and only produce once a year. I’ll be revisiting this site regularly with hopes of capturing the new born chicks soon. 

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