A brief ride to Lake of the Lilies yesterday turned out to be slightly disappointing.
It started out great,
as we pulled up, the hubs spotted three Killdeer right away.
I had not seen them all winter and I was excited to snap some pictures.
Killdeer are boldly marked, long legged and are quite a noisy plover.
I saw three, I have seen them here before and I usually see them in pairs.
They feed in typical plover manner,
running at high speed for a short distance, then pausing briefly to pick up food from the ground.
Here is a good look at a Killdeers back feathers, they are beautiful.
Everyone else was swimming/sleeping, mostly sleeping in the "untouchable" part of the lake.
Now...if I could just get in to one of those backyards...
Sharing today's pictures with Eileen at Viewing Nature With Eileen