Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Killdeer in Action

Saturday we went to Heislerville Wildlife Management Area in New Jersey for a bike ride, a ride in which we were tormented by flies.  Early in the ride we stopped alone the road to view the birds.  This Killdeer had chosen to nest less than twelve inches from the road, an unfortunate choice that may result in her nest being run over.  People frequently pull off the road here to crab or bird.  But the happy result, for me anyway, was witnessing her protective displays including fanning out all her feathers, running from the nest, and feigning a broken wing.

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