Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer, Charadrius vociferusThe killdeer is not often seen in our residential area, but is most likely to be heard as it flies over.  They are frequently seen in open areas of parks and school grounds.

Killdeer, Charadrius vociferusA nearby rail right of way makes an excellent nesting place for killdeer.  They nest on the bare ground.  Their eggs and young look like gravel.

Killdeer, Charadrius vociferusSee how long it takes you to find the bird in this picture.  How much does looking at the enlarged picture help?  If you don't see the killdeer, look at the next picture, and then back to this one.

Killdeer, Charadrius vociferusWhen the killdeer stood up and stretched its neck it became much more visible.  Now you should be able to find it in the previous picture.

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