Friday, July 23, 2010

Name That Bird!

This little woman showed up at the base with four cute babies in tow.... we are still trying to identify her! We've thought she might be plover, we thought she might be tern... but we have yet to find an exact match for her! Any bird lovers out there that might want to take a guess? Nest is in an open field (air field) and they play on the pavement, darting and dashing about through the apparatus doors at the fire station. The mother will flail about if you get near her babies, trying to draw your attention to her and away from them.


  1. It is a killdeer. We have them here in OK. They are constantly building their nests in the driveway rocks. They act like they are wounded to try and lure us or the dogs away from their nests.

  2. Kildeer is right... they are interesting mimics too.