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Overlooked Photos of 2020 #12: Follow That Killdeer!


Photo taken in the White Lake Grasslands Protected Area, BC — May 10, 2020


We were obviously a threat to the Killdeer, even though we remained a respectful distance away. Nonetheless, the bird performed its broken wing display, designed to draw predators away from its young. It flapped up the trail for a few feet, looked back to see if we were following, then flapped a few more feet. We dutifully followed, fascinated by this curious display and the graceful little bird. When we were at least 50 feet from the shore, the Killdeer took flight, heading back to the water’s edge.


* Why I didn’t post it: No idea. The Killdeer was no doubt disappointed not to see its photo on Instagram in the days following our visit. Consider this my attempt to correct my oversight…and apologies to the Killdeer.


* I took a lot of photos in 2020, more than in any previous year. Some I shared, but looking back I’ve found many I didn’t. Maybe I thought they weren’t good enough, maybe I had something else to post or maybe…I just plain forgot. As the year winds down I’m rectifying those oversights and posting some photos I overlooked earlier in 2020.

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