A small flock of Kildeer have arrived on my side of the shore of the pond here. I was quite happy to notice a pair of these shorebirds yesterday afternoon. The Kildeer were feeding in the grass just at the edge of the pond alongside several European Starlings. All were eating insects. These pictures are not the best I have taken but the birds are pretty small and were a long way from where I was. I did not want to try to sneak up on the birds because I just knew that the whole bunch would fly off if they saw or heard me approach. So, I took the pictures from the porch. It was very cold out so I did not mind quickly snapping the pictures and then going back inside my warm snug home! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger. Enjoy!
January 6, 2013