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Killdeer ~ Friday Black and White

Sharing a photo for Friday’s Black & White challenge. These bird eggs are called Killdeer eggs. Killdeer birds usually visit open areas such as water shores and fields. They are probably most familiar around towns, where they live on lawns, driveways, parking lots, and often airports.

You can find Killdeer near water, but unlike many other shorebirds, they are also common in dry areas. There is no water around, so they visit rarely and I have often almost stepped on their eggs.

The eggs are laid on the ground. Imagine that, the eggs are laid on the open ground. No nest building! These eggs in the photo were laid beside my driveway. They are black and white, but I have shared the color version as well to show you how easy it would be to step on these eggs. Many of the eggs do not survive for this reason.

More interesting nature facts I have learned in my yard by observing and researching. I also shared a photo of a killdeer. You may have seen this bird around water. They make very loud, mostly annoying high pitched sounds. I always think they are out of place around my house and should be around water.

Photos ©CarolDM2019

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    The color version of the killdeer eggs below. fairly hidden right?

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    The Killdeer is often called a shore bird, usually around water. Seen one before?

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