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Interesting Assemblage

An interesting collection of birds at Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Modoc County CA) – l to r: long-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus), killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) and willet (Tringa semipalmatus). The dowitcher will continue its spring migration to … Continue reading

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Killdeer Chicks

Although I often find and observe killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nests, the chicks always manage to hatch when I am not around or gone for the day. My friend, Rockie, has monitored a killdeer nest near the Lookout Post Office (Modoc … 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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Killdeer Nest

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A scrape nest is simply a slight (emphasize slight) depression on the ground in which the eggs are laid with little or no bedding material. Camouflage, of both the birds and eggs, is used to protect the nest. The killdeer … Continue reading

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Killdeer

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  The killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a year-round resident in most of the contiguous United States. Killdeer are very noisy birds and recently they seem to be even more vocal. I wonder if it has something to do with spring … Continue reading

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