Killdeer are a fixture on the Colorado plains this time of year, making lots of noise as their little ones emerge from their nests. They are quite skittish and I have gotten very few pictures of them.
This one however was very willing to let me take its picture, I suspect only because I was close to its nest. It alternated between making its infamous sound and ‘playing lame’ – a tactic the bird uses to lure prey away from its nest. I never did find where the nest was although I suspect I was quite close.