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Worried Mother

The female killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) on the nest in our driveway is  accustomed to Leonard and me and will usually not respond when we walk nearby.  However, on rare occasions she will decide to perform her “broken-wing display” to lure … Continue reading

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Broken Wing Display

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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nests always bring to mind the killdeers’ broken-wing displays. A killdeer will employ a broken-wing distraction when it notices a predator (killdeer consider humans predators too) near its nest or hatchlings. Moving away from the nest or chicks, the killdeer will appear … Continue reading

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