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Killdeer Kneeling | by Jan Nagalski
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Killdeer Kneeling

I thought that this was a very short Killdeer, but closeup it was evident that she was "kneeling".

 

No, Killdeer were not named by advocates for killing deer. The high-pitched call of this bird sounds like "Kill deeer".

  

Seen at Sloan's Lake Park, Denver, Colorado.

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Taken on May 7, 2018