This weeks letter 'K' is represented by the Killdeer
In spring we look for the arrival of the Killdeer,
often first heard before they are seen.
Their killdee,killdee,killdee is a sound easily recognized.
Below is a picture of their well camouflaged nest.
In this picture you can see two little babies in the nest.
With their cryptic coloring they would be easy to miss.
A closer view of the babies.
Once these little guys get their legs going they can move pretty fast.
The parent will put on quite an elaborate display of a broken wing.
This is intended to lead to intruder away from the nest.