This killdeer performed a broken-wing display, feigning injury presumably to deter me from its nest. This is a classic defensive response to predators. Notice that it resumes normal behavior once I moved away.
Seen in a parking lot. Open areas with short vegetation make good nesting sites for killdeer.
Lat: 28.06, Long: -82.83
Spotted on Dec 17, 2017
Submitted on Feb 10, 2019