Friday, July 13, 2012

Sounds like 'kill deer'

Photos by Ned Harris 6/26/12
Ned writes:
I encountered an adult Killdeer doing the distraction display [on 6/26 at the Sweetwater Wetlands]. I looked around carefully as I knew there were likely young in the area. Killdeers are precocial birds - their young have their eyes open at hatching and are capable of locomotion soon after hatching. I soon discovered two of the young with this little guy swimming away from me.

 Anne says: Click the 'sound' link on the site for reason why these birds are called Killdeer.

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