Tuesday, February 17, 2009
We had a wonderful speaker at our last garden club meeting, and I got inspired to identify the birds I see around the neighborhood. Here's a Killdeer - easily recognized by the two dark bands on the breast. It is the most widespread and familiar of the American plovers.
It has long legs, and runs along the shorefront in search of dinner which is made up of insects.
Killdeer parents will pretend they have a broken wing or are injured in order to lure predators away from their nest.