The Killdeer is one of my favorite shore birds. I used to see them all the time back east along the shore. I was so surprised when I saw my first one out here at Lake Estes. I didn’t know they like fresh water too.
These two Killdeer were scampering along the shore of the lake when I saw them. I got a couple of quick photographs before they flew away singing their famous call, “Kill-deer! Kill-deer!”
Have you ever seen one? They are so distinguishable with the black and white rings around their necks.