Killdeer – 5/22/21

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/22/21

Observation Time: noon

Observation Location: composting area at the end of Farnham Road

Common Name: Killdeer

Scientific Name: Charadrius vociferus

Comments: This “freshwater sandpiper” makes a piercing cry, which explains its species name “vociferus“. This species is one of the least water-associated of all shorebirds. Note the red rings around its large eyes.

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