Kildeer

Kildeer

We don't see a lot of Killdeer in The Sea Ranch, but they do visit so keep your eyes and ears open. When they fly, they very frequently call "kil- deer." This is the time to identify them and watch where they go. They don't usually fly very far before they land to start their run. If you're careful in your approach they will usually wait for you befrore they sprint off in search of more bugs. If you are unsure about who you are looking at check out the salmon red ring around the very large eye - the large size of the eye is pretty distinctive (and it probably helps him see at night as well).

A flock of Kildeer might be called a Deceit of Kildeer.

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