Killdeer taking off in flight from water

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Killdeer are fascinating little shorebirds, and I discovered this one wading in the water at Plum Island in Massachusetts. I got down on the wet sand to photograph him just as he took off in flight from the water. I commonly see Killdeer running around on dry ground, bobbing up and down, searching for worms. This Killdeer standing in the water made me hope he would have a bird bath but he took off giving me a flight display!

Sandra Calderbank
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