Considered a shore bird, but found year-round in much of the U.S. Nests on open ground, displaying "broken wing" behavior to distract predators. Some of these birds were dragging a wing if standing, or spreading a wing if on the ground, perhaps they had nearby nests.
Many killdeers today in the grassy landscape of a small college. The ones in the photos were around a parking lot, small road and ditch, fairly near the tree line ... another group was enjoying a big puddle left over from recent rains.
They always look worried to me ...
Lat: 31.60, Long: -89.20
Spotted on Aug 10, 2014
Submitted on Aug 11, 2014