Killdeer – 7/5/10

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/5/10

Observation Time: 5:35 p.m.

Observation Location: Ward’s Berry Farm

Common Name: Killdeer

Scientific Name: Charadrius vociferus

Comments: This “freshwater sandpiper” was attracted to a puddle in Ward’s field during hot dry weather. A member of the plover family, killdeers lay their camouflaged eggs on the ground without bothering to make a nest.

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