Monday, July 6, 2009

Killdeer Photo Study

There are a family of Killdeer down on the Audabon property on Eastern Point.







20 comments:

Denise said...

The Killdeer is an amazing bird, these close-ups are great. Hopefully I will get to see them for myself one of these days.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Those look like camo stripes. :)

Frank said...

Hi Steve I learned something today.I never knew a bird like this existsed.I have never seen one before. What a neat looking bird.From now on I will have to pay closer attention to whats flying around me...Frank

Tabib said...

Great eye-level shot.
I think you must be lying on your belly to get this shots.

Chris said...

Excellent shots Steve. These birds are amazing. They are quite big, aren't they?

Eve said...

Beautiful photos Steve. I had a family raised in my yard one year. Only two babies survived but it was just a joy to watch mom cover them every evening with her wings and lure the kestrel off with her broken wing act. We watched the babies learn to fly and eventually leave our yard. A summer I will never forget. I don't think my family will forget either, all they remember is me yelling "DON'T RUN OVER THE BABIES!" each time they drove in our out of the driveway!

Richard said...

Great shots Steve of a little bird that always looks like they are carrying the troubles of the world on their shoulders.

Chris said...

Steve,
You know I love to come to your blog. So I decided to give you an award I have just received. Just go to my blog, and you are not obliged to take it. I just wanted to thank you for the intense work and quality you do, to make us discover your world.

Jenny said...

Fab photos. I love the low level angle and the stones are a beautiful background. Is that granite?

VALKYRIEN said...

My first thought was: What a cute jailbird!! Must be the fun stripes!
Unknown to me - and it is so pretty!
Great photos!

TonyC said...

Wow!! You've done it again. Great photos Steve.

Chris Petrak said...

Killdeer are so common we tend to overlook them - but they are wonderful birds, often entertaining - the red eye just sparkles as it analyzes you

Rene said...

Killdeer are so cute. I saw my first one last week. I love their little perpendicular-to-jailhouse-stripes. You've captured them well.

dAwN said...

Great shots...It is great to see the different angles of the bird. I like the frontal views..looks like it has white horns.

Caroline said...

Amazing bird!!! You captured him perfectly!

Steve B said...

Hi Denise, I hope you do get to see some soon.

Hi Joan, For Sure!

Hi Frank, be careful, it can be adicting!


Hi Chris, They are the size of a Ruddy Turnstone or perhaps a crow or rook.

Hi Eve, What a joy!

Chris, thank you so much for the award. Your work is exceptional and recognition from someone of your talent is just special.

Hi Valkyrien, No this is not a jail bird but more of a yard bird.

Hi Jenny. Yes this a all granite and decomposed granite. Cape Ann is one solid mass of Granite.

Hey, thanks TonyC.

Hi Chris P. These are special birds, even though they are so busy.

Yah Rene, Good for you!

Hi dAwN, yes, they do looks like horns.

Hi Caroline, Thanks.

Roy said...

You really locked on to this one Steve. The second one down in particular. Great images

Martha in PA said...

I love killdeer. There are a few near the facility where we have some stuff in storage, and I never seem to remember to put my camera in the car when we go there.... I so want pictures of them!

Your photos are beautiful!

Andy said...

Great photos!

Kerri said...

You were quite on the "level" with these lovely birds! Great captures!

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