Saturday, April 11, 2020

Monday April 13, 2020 K is for Killdeer

2020 A to Z Challenge !
K is for the Killdeer ! 


A shorebird you can see without going to the beach, Killdeer are graceful plovers common to lawns, golf courses, athletic fields, and parking lots. These tawny birds run across the ground in spurts, stopping with a jolt every so often to check their progress, or to see if they’ve startled up any insect prey. Their voice, a far-carrying, excited kill-deer, is a common sound even after dark, often given in flight as the bird circles overhead on slender wings.
The Killdeer’s broken-wing act leads predators away from a nest, but doesn’t keep cows or horses from stepping on eggs. To guard against large hoofed animals, the Killdeer uses a quite different display, fluffing itself up, displaying its tail over its head, and running at the beast to attempt to make it change its path.
Go to this link to see and hear more!
Have fun today!
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8 comments:

  1. I love these little birds, who are so smart and brave. I can't imagine have a nest on the ground and trying to keep my family alive!

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  2. You are early on the schedule! Fun bird, and very brave against bigger than him.
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  3. What smart birds, and fun to watch.

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  4. What a pretty bird! I wondered where the name came from... :D

    The Multicolored Diary

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  5. I'd love to witness that! A fantastic looking bird and once again, one I've not heard of.

    K is for ...

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  6. Woah I have never heard of this bird!
    So beautiful!
    K is for Kale
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  7. What a wonderful name! I have seen birds on TV luring predators away by pretending to be injured.
    Not So Sweet Toffee

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  8. I'm just getting caught up on your A to Z. Love the birds you've chosen! I've seen a few of them often, a few of them occasionally, and a few of them never. The killdeer is in the last group.

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