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DSC_5382This 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!


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Comments on: "A Killdeer at the Rainfall Basin" (7)

  1. i like hearing them around. they’ve been around here lately, too, along with meadowlarks in the pastures.

    • Hi Theresa, I never have seen any Meadowlarks here but perhaps there are some around. Glad you are seeing both the Killdeer and those Meadowlarks. Have a fantastic Tuesday tomorrow and thanks for your terrific comments!

  2. Very nice photos of them! They are summertime residents here and I love seeing them and listening to them.

  3. Great photos of the Killdeer. The first time I saw one was when we were on vacation in Ohio. Those little guys were ‘nesting’ in the middle of some grass in a busy area… Surprised me!


    • Hi Betsy, Glad you have seen some. By the way, there used to be (and may still be) a bunch of Killdeer in the grass/gravel behind the new Family Dollar near Food City on Peavine (behind the doctor’s building that once was a bank). Look near the driveway edges and fence lines. Have a super good day tomorrow!

  4. The Killdeer is just a cute lil bird, I love seeing them.. Great shots.. Enjoy and have a happy new week!

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