Bird Lore: Killdeer

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LeRoy Van Hee captured a shot of this adult Killdeer at Olympic Beach Friday. According to Carol Riddell, curator of the Pilchuck Audubon Society display at the Olympic Ranger Station:

The Killdeer is a year-round resident of Edmonds and the entire Puget Sound basin. It is a shorebird that is a generalist. It can be found in grass fields, pastures, meadows, wetlands, marine shorelines,
gravel pits, and even in freeway clover leafs. Locally Killdeers are seen most frequently and reliably in the Edmonds marsh, even at this time of year when the tides are cut off from the marsh.

Look for future Bird Lore photos and facts from Van Hee and Riddell on My Edmonds News.

 

 

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