This Killdeer was among the Lesser Yellowlegs and a couple of Common Crows the other day at the larger rainfall retention basin pond. These small shorebirds are frequently found inland on grassy pastures or along gravelled areas. This pond is close to a large cattle pasture and also near large swaths of manicured lawns.
I think the lure of tasty worms and small aquatic insects was what attracted the bird to this pond. Of course, birds do enjoy a refreshing drink of water now and then and do bath. I took these pictures on October 23, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!