Warning - Killdeer Mating ......

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These are 4 images out of a long sequence which started with the two birds talking to each other from 2 adjacent rocks in the pond. These were shot on a pond just west of Othello, WA. D200, 400mm f2.8 plus TC-17E.

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Oops, not sure this helps the Killdeer population .....
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It sure looked like he just overbalanced and fell off, but who knows .......
 
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Great series, Bill... I've heard of being "off kilter" but not "off kildeer" :biggrin: The antics of animals and birds in spring are certainly humorous!
 
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Standing in a pile of poop and making whoopie? Geez I'm kind of glad I'm not a bird. :Shocked:

Love the images by the way, very cool to see this behavior.
 
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great series Bill!
Thanks, Dave, quite a surprise when it happened!

Great series, Bill... I've heard of being "off kilter" but not "off kildeer" :biggrin: The antics of animals and birds in spring are certainly humorous!
Thanks, Sandi, and that is bad, really, really bad, "off killdeer", sheesh ....

Very good series Bill. Looks like you found good weather over there.

Louie
Thanks, Louie, it was quite nice for sure, what a change from home.

xxx shots ey??
LOLOL

Super series Bill
Thanks, Gale. I kept my eyes closed all the time and I didn't listen either ....

Standing in a pile of poop and making whoopie? Geez I'm kind of glad I'm not a bird. :Shocked:

Love the images by the way, very cool to see this behavior.
Thanks. Behaviors are really fun to watch and understand. Funny how we ascribe "human" attributes to the actions of birds and animals.

Sure you have to one up me. I post one up close Killdeer and now you post two up close. Not fair at all. Nice shots Bill.
Thanks, Jim, maybe they will still be there when we ALL go back :biggrin:
 

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