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At the ballfields a pair of killdeer occupied the same area that seems to attract them each year.
Also, 19 killdeer were lined up along the water’s edge, and a very cold-looking Eastern phoebe surveyed the ice.
A lovely bird in the plover family, killdeer have black, white and tan on long legs with bright orange eyes.
A killdeer flew high above, and there were cardinals, a little farther away, sticking closer to the ground.
Meanwhile, the disease has killed thousands of waterbirds, as well as nearly 200 bald eagles and a handful of geese, hawks, owls, killdeer, and probably more avian species.
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Did You Know?
This attractive dark-eyed bird has a loud, rather sad cry that to some people sounds like “Kill deer! Kill deer!” Killdeers are not vicious birds. They have no special hatred of deer, and they do not eat venison. The killdeer is simply an animal that got its name from human interpretation of its call.
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