Friday, October 5, 2012

A Feeding Killdeer

Killdeer are a common site along country roads where they have a great propensity to make their nests in the roadside gravel. I tend to think of them as birds of the dry land. When I have seen them along the river, it is usually on the rocks or the along the banks.  For the most part it is the Spotted Sandpiper, or the Least Sandpiper that I see wading in the shallow water of the Umpqua River looking for bugs, so it was a great surprise for me, and possible a first, to find this Killdeer wading and feeding directly in the water this morning.   

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