The Many Species of Birds - Photography by Donald Pash
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Killdeer Feeding in Marsh

I captured this Killdeer in the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, California. The Killdeer is a shorebird you can see without going to the beach; killdeers 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 familiar sound even after dark.​

KilldeerBolsa Chica Ecological ReserveShorebird