Little Bird, Big Threat

KildeerThis little Kildeer was very upset with me when I walked too close last evening in the Middlefork Nature Preserve in Lake Forest. He (she?) spread its tailfeathers and kept lurching at me–a sure sign that it wanted me–gone! Story of my life….

Here’s what Cornell says about this ubiquitous shorebird: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Killdeer/id. Listen to its call as well. I can’t pick up the sound of “Kil-deer, Kil-deer” but maybe you can?

 

Posted on by weedpatchgazette in Conservation and Ecology, Uncategorized

2 Responses to Little Bird, Big Threat

  1. Leslie

    Hi Rommy — the flight call sounds more like ‘kil-deer’. Found it on your allaboutbirds website link, under the Sound tab, the flight call audio clip.

  2. weedpatchgazette

    Okay, okay, the flight call may sound like “Kil-Deer” (whatever that sounds like, I’ll listen again), but when that little brat yelled at me last evening, it sounded a lot more like, “Scram Now Blondeeeeeeee…”!

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