Killdeer Season

No, not the season to kill deer, but the killdeer (birds) have arrived. The irrigation canals have been drained for the winter and the mud flats have appear along the river.  Killdeer love these mudflats and I find them here every fall.

Killdeer on the mud flats
Killdeer on the mud flats

Killdeer on the mud flats

Killdeer are members of the plover family and get their name from their call (although I don’t think it sounds like “kill-deer). They are fairly noisy and I can hear them before I see them.

Killdeer on the mud flats

They are a fairly common bird and can be found almost anywhere in the United State and Canada.

Maralee

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