Killdeer — Whiskeytown Lake

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Jim Dowling
Jim Dowling works as a Field Lab Naturalist at Whiskeytown Environmental School. He’s a retired teacher and ex-railroad brakeman/conductor. He takes pictures, gardens and, on occasion, spins a decent yarn.
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7 Responses

  1. Ginny says:

    Killdeer is a handsome bird.  Don’t believe I’ve ever seen one, so thank you for bringing it to my attention.

  2. Lazlo57 says:

    A relative of the sandpiper, perhaps  ?

  3. Chris Moss says:

    What kinda bs of camera and lens did you use for the great shot?  I’d have trouble getting that close to a chicken with my camera set up.

    • Jim Dowling Jim Dowling says:

      Chris, I used a Nikon Coolpix P530.  It’s a lightweight and durable camera with an incredible zoom.  Great if you like to hike and kayak and don’t care to pack around a lot of gear.

  4. Janet Tyrrel says:

    I love the killdeer’s shrill voice and their behavior when protecting the nest.

    • Jim Dowling Jim Dowling says:

      Me too.  Nothing like a killdeer to put on a loud and frenetic display to coax the interloper a safe distance from the nest.  Something to see.