Killdeer
Charadrius vociferus, Sandpiper Family, Scolopacidae
And do they ever live up to their name!
                    
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Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0120)
Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0121)
Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0122)
Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0184)
Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0185)
 
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Killdeer (DMSB0186)
Jian Zhe Li Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0187)
 
The following five photos show two Killdeer displaying (head down and neck ruff flared and tail spread). September is a little late for courtship, so this may be some kind of warning display between two males.
Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0188)
Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0189)
Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0190)
Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0191)
Killdeer Photograph
Killdeer (DMSB0192)
 
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These plovers live up to their specific name--vociferus.
You are hearing a Killdeer calling while in flight.
 

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