Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday Critters ~ 323 ~

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


  1. I’ve never seen killdeer though they visit here. Such bold markings and so pretty. Those ducks with their heads tucked under their wings are teasing you, Debbie.

  2. Hello, Debbie! I love the killdeer, they are so sweet. Adorable photos. You need one of those bird blinds in one of those yards. Great photos, I loved them all. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, Thanks also for the comment and visit.

  3. Debbie, I think your picture are wonderful. We have killdeers around here. But I have never seen one as close as your pictures. LOL Amazing , sleeping ducks. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  4. Hello. Killdeers are so wonderful. Great photos.

  5. Beautiful ! It will be a bout a month or so till the Killdeer show up in my area.

  6. Perhaps you could knock on one of those doors and sweetly ask if you can take up residence, in the yard, for just a bit. =) The Killdeer is pretty isn't it. Gorgeous feathers. I love the photo of the pretty fellow taking a step...such an amazing photo!

  7. Your pics of the Killdeer are amazing!

  8. I know what you mean! Sometimes I look at our neighborhood pond and wish my house was ON the pond! Love the Killdeer. They are so beautiful and a neat sighting! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. All wonderful photographs, especially the first one.
    Happy Weekend Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  10. the Killdeer are so sweet!!! I am thrilled with your photos!!
    Happy weekend, Elke

  11. So pretty!

    I wonder what they think about, birds I mean.

  12. Beautiful! I'd like to get a picture of a killdeer.

  13. Fabulous images of the Killdeer Debbie. Have a great week ahead.

  14. A few years back, I had a Killdeer make her nest in my garden. Well, forget about weeding that section. Her little dance to distract me from her nest...the male dive bomb on my was crazy. As soon as they hatched, off they went into the field.

  15. Those are gorgeous killdeer photos! Love the eyes and the blue water behind them in some of the shots. So it wasn't a total loss even though the others were disinterested in cooperating!

  16. My favorites are the one with his leg in the air and the first one where he looks so fluffy and soft.

  17. I’d be happy with the killdeer, especially if I got such good photos of it!

  18. Oh aren't they little cuties, I haven't seen those before, very cool markings and you got such great close up of their feathers!!
    Isn't that the way it goes they are usually somewhere that is hard to get at. We went out yesterday because it was so nice and all we got was seagulls, a guy told us about an eagle but no such luck finding it when we got down to the area he was mentioning it was at.

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