Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)

Sunday, January 23, 2011


The Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus, is a very common Plover.  They are perhaps best known for their broken wing display when one comes near their nest.  There are no differences in markings between the sexes. 

The courting displays are fun to see since there are a lot of 'fanned' tails.
They often nest in gravelled areas.  This one was nesting in the center of our driveway.  We had to keep a good lookout when driving over the nest.  After they hatch, the chicks are ready to roll.  They don't hang around the nest at all.

Below, is a series of a juvenile possibly catching his first worm.

1 comment:

  1. Ken, I hope you are submitting to bird books. Your photos are awesome, all of them. We had these and alot of the birds here in north eastern new Mexico as well
    peace n abundance,