Friday, May 05, 2006

Killdeer distraction display.

Adult Killdeer perform conspicuous broken-wing distraction display (photos 2 & 3). This display is use to draw predators away from nesting sites (photo 4). These photos were taken on the Lake Superior shore.


pissed off patricia said...

One more time when you have to wonder, how, when of why did they learn to do this?

pissed off patricia said...

should be how, when or why

shutterwi said...


Thanks to you I have an explanation or two. See pg 114-117 of "the big yellow bird book".

I went out and found one in a used book store and use it every day.


pissed off patricia said...

That big yellow book is just about a bird bible. Never leave home without that book, binocs, and a camera when heading towards the world of the wild.

Just B. Patient said...

Great Shots!