My Favorite Images / Killdeer

A shorebird you can see without going to the beach, Killdeer are graceful plovers common to lawns, golf courses, athletic fields, and parking lots. These tawny birds run across the ground in spurts, stopping with a jolt every so often to check their progress, or to see if they’ve startled up any insect prey. Their voice, a far-carrying, excited kill-deer, is a common sound even after dark, often given in flight as the bird circles overhead on slender wings. I was able to photograph this bird very easily as it posed on the water’s edge.

 

Canon EOS 1D MKIII, EF 300mm F2.8 IS L USM lens, 1/4 Teleconverter, Gitzo Monopod

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