This 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?