Despite being small, the Kildeers, a member of the plover family of birds, are very vocal. The shrill call almost sounds like the word, “kill-deer”.
If they think, you are getting too close to their nest or young, they pretend to have a broken wing. The adult Kildeer hops and limps along to distract a predator.
In mid-Michigan, the Kildeer species are common in the summer months. When you spot a young Kildeer, you cannot help but laugh at their wobbly, little legs.
Until next time…peace
Yes, I know it is not officially winter. But the mid-Michigan weather suggests otherwise. We have been experiencing frigid temperatures. Anyone who follows this blog knows I love sunsets (and sunrises). So I still think the caption is fitting.
Have a wonderful day.
How’s the weather in your area?
I was playing around with some software. Winter has definitely arrived in Mid-Michigan. The temps are so cold…below zero with the high of the day being 9 degrees and a wind chill of minuse 24. Brrr! I haven’t been able to get out and take many photos. It’s a little too cold for me.
Hope everyone is having a great week so far…..