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Old Apr 15, 2006, 9:59 PM   #1
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This series shows a Killdeer, nest and how theadult Killdeeracts when someone or somethingis getting too close to the nest. I shot this series very quickly and left the area so as not to unduly upset the adult. The adult Killdeer was not hurt but was one heck of an actor. The adult fakes being injured to lure the threat away from the nest. Woody



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Killdeer nest in middle of gravel road



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Old Apr 15, 2006, 11:59 PM   #2
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Woody, Excellent series!!!! where I work there are a bunch of killdeers that nest in the dirt or woodchips around the small trees. But sometimes they nest in a bare spot in the grass. I hope to get some shots someday. Hopefully as good as yours!!

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Thanks Dennis. I can't take too much credit...she or he posed for me. Most aren'tso accomodating. Woody
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Good series Amigo, I've seen them do this as well. By the racket they make, and the antics, you would swear something was wringing their neck.
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Old Apr 19, 2006, 12:52 PM   #5
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These look quite a bit more cuddly than the Jellyfish. I love the tail...

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What a smashing series, and what a wonderful opportunity to be able to see these birds. Thanks for showing.
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Old Apr 19, 2006, 7:48 PM   #7
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Good catches of the injury fakeout. I always thought the little ones after hatching look like a golf ball on legs.
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