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Old Apr 16, 2010, 4:42 PM   #1
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Default Poor Birdie......

Well I cam across this Banded Plover or Killdeer as its called. I seemed OK at first then it appeared to walk around like it had a broken wing.

It better not have been playing games with me because I donta lika tha funnia business
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 5:00 PM   #2
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Nice shots of the killdeer! The broken wing trick is the way the try to lure intruders from the nest. Nice behavorial sequence!
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Thanks Cajun. It was one of those moments your glad to have the camera with you.

I put together some video sequences here. I'm still learning how to get the best video.

http://home.comcast.net/~chris0381/killdeer.mpg
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 4:15 AM   #4
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gret sequence- presume she went back to her eggs when you left?!
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 7:30 AM   #5
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I hope so Kittykat; I wasn't going to test her any further than a few photos and a short video. Her young must have been in a bushy sand dune
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 3:39 PM   #6
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Here are some of "mine" birds (full size images can be dl from page)



http://picasaweb.google.hr/hrvoje.bm...91815360693554

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http://picasaweb.google.hr/hrvoje.bm...92957059963474
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 5:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for sharing hrvoje. Those are the pictures that bring some serenity to a busy day.
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You have some beautiful photos. My favourites are the coloured flower, the Swan on the lake, the dogs on the sled, and the pretty girl holding the cute doggy!

Your house and Croatia looks like a beautiful place, thanks for sharing.

Very very nice matey!
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