Killdeer Broken Wing Act

We visited Bo’s parents yesterday and saw a Killdeer bird faking a broken wing act.  It’s so funny to watch, and it’s obvious that she was faking it, I guess she didn’t think so.  This one was trying to distract us from its nest.

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Bo put rocks around it so his dad wouldn’t run over with a lawnmower. He didn’t plant the flower btw, she just picked a nice spot.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AV, f/5.6, 1/1600sec, ISO 400, EB-0.3step, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

As soon as she saw me coming, she stepped away from her nest.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/400sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

As soon as I approached her nest, she took off running and faking her broken wings.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/400sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

She is a drama queen, the daddy was nearby.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

Max was watching it from a distance.  Normally he could roam freely when he visits Bo’s parents, but this time he couldn’t.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/250sec, ISO 100, focal length 122mm, evaluative metering

2 thoughts on “Killdeer Broken Wing Act

  1. It’s really neat to see so much wildlife in your area. The killdeer is lucky to have someone protect her nest with the rocks.

    I’ve never been near a bird nest before, maybe at the science museum. And that is not how I like to see it! 🙂

    • Cambree, the bird nest is everywhere in our area, I think it’s fascinating that the eggs have different colors and the robin’s egg is prettiest imo since it’s bright blue. The bird nest at the museum appear too valuable to me, I guess it nice to see the kind that we don’t come across very often.

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