I paddled a 25 mile stretch of the North Platte today trying out a new kayak I'm rigging up for use as a photography craft. While having a spot of lunch on an island in the river the killdeer put on quite a show for me doing their broken wing antics. It was fun to single one out and let him draw me off into the water. When I'd return to my craft and my lunch the bird ran right back to me and started it all over. They're quite intelligent, or at least perceptive, as all displays ceased once I boarded my kayak even though I was still sitting on their island. When I stood up and exited the boat again, the displays started immediately. Brave little birds, killdeer. All taken with D300 and 70-300VR @ f7.1 & 300mm: #1 NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/7.1    1/1000s    ISO 200 #2 #3 NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/7.1    1/1000s    ISO 200 #4 NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/7.1    1/1000s    ISO 200 'Twas a fun day, learned a lot. Thanks for looking!