Friday Feathers #44

We had the privilege of watching a pair of Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) choosing a nesting site, on our property! They danced off property a bit, because we were stalking them, but were attracted by some areas of high grass on our place. We have never seen killdeer in Almont, or even very close, before this day. The male was a bit upset with me, because the female was attracted by the shutter noise, and made right for me a time or two. Hopefully, after we left them, they’ll choose a spot on property or close, so we can watch them parent. A very exciting event for dinosaur watchers! All photos are 1500 x 996, click for full size.

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2 thoughts on “Friday Feathers #44

  1. That’s so exciting! I hope they’ll nest near to you.
    The Syrian woodpeckers that were trying to nest in front of my home went elsewhere. Probably because there were no suitably rotten trees nearby (a consequence of the municipal beautification policies – they try to keep trees healthy and young, but while that looks good and helps some animals it’s bad for others).

  2. Me too!

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear you lost the woodpeckers. There’s not enough awareness about just how critical dead trees are to so much wildlife.

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