Saturday, April 2, 2011

Killdeer/Camera Critters

Killdeer, Hamilton, Ontario

Yesterday, on our way back from Upstate New York where we visited with family for a few days, I spotted this killdeer on the shore of Lake Ontario. They nest on the ground in shallow, usually in unlined depressions. This killdeer was trying to convince me that I had not found it's mate and nesting site....

Female and male killdeer

What do you think?

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26 comments:

Halcyon said...

I finished my job in Jackson and am now 100% in Canada! :D

This little guy is cute. I will have to start learning the names of the birds around here.

Farmchick said...

The two of them together is very sweet.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Nice you have them back. I think the geese are heading back my way . I did hear one the other day.
These birds I know arent big and Im sure hard to get. Nice shots.

Lois Evensen said...

I don't think he convinced you. ;)

Very nice shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Killdeer are interesting. I try not to disturb them too much but watching them try and divert me is so fun.

Janie said...

I think you found it. Great photos of them. We have killdeer in our pasture every year. Once we found their nesting sight and put a little temporary fence around it so the horses wouldn't step on the eggs.

eileeninmd said...

They are sweet looking birds, great photos.

eileeninmd said...

They are sweet looking birds, great photos.

RuneE said...

It is the season for mating, or at least the calendar tells us so :-)

Impressive!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures.I am still waiting to see my first Killdeer of the year.

RedPat said...

Nice catch! I love these little guys.

Joyful said...

Good eye and good capture.

ladyfi said...

How sweet - and a sure sign of spring!

Gary said...

Good catch!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Paulie said...

I like the white on its forehead. . . makes it look distinguished. How neat that you found both!

LĂșcia said...

Beautiful little birds!
i'ts nice to see how they take care of each other. ;-)

Jane said...

Nice captures, EG:)

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots!

My Critters, come and see. Have A LOVELY WEEKEND!

NatureFootstep said...

they are funny sometimes. I once spotted one that tried to chase away heard of cows. :)

Rose said...

I think they are adorable...but kind of dumb in their nesting choices.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Dontcha wonder how some critters get their name? "Killdeer"? C'mon. Really! How could this little thing ever kill a deer?

Nice light in these shots, EG!

And thanks so much for all your comments today...

Small City Scenes said...

A good shot of a wonderful bird. A good sign of Spring. MB

Ann said...

The killdeer should get the environmentalist to put them on an endangered species status.

Grace and Bradley said...

It is amazing that you can get so close to them and have such clear pictures!

Viola said...

So lovely they are! :)

nonizamboni said...

Love the sounds of kildeer. . .these are great shots too.

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