This mother Killdeer was nesting about 15 feet in back of our travel trailer where it is stored near our home in Marion County, Florida. We were quite careful to disturb this nesting bird as little as possible last week when we had to move the rig out. I snapped the pictures quickly and we worked diligently to move our trailer in a safe speedy fashion.
Killdeer are a shorebird. Inland, these birds often nest on spots in fields where there is a lot of gravel. Don’t these four eggs blend in well with the ground? Hard to see if you are not aware. That is nature’s way. Killdeer often will put on a show of acting wounded and walking away from their nest to keep eggs or chicks from predators. This particular Killdeer made this maneuver. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!