Thursday, July 7, 2016

Killdeer

On 29 June, John Holden and I visited the 180th Street March in Dakota County. This Killdeer greeted us with a distraction display. The plover walked up to us, turned around, and lifted its tail towards us. Then it spread its tail at an angle and dropped its wings on the road. Several fledglings ran about in the roadside grass. These birds are famous for their attention-getting broken wing act that draws predators away from their young. I have no images of the chicks, but here is one from last year.

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