I found this Killdeer while out for a walk on Sunday morning. I was actually walking rather slowly while trying to take a shot of a heron, and noticed this little guy hopping around on the ground after the heron flew off. I am a bit surprised how close I was able to get to him (or her).
1/1000sec, f5.6 ISO1400
I am glad that I saw the Killdeer on the ground rather than flying, as it was easy to see (and capture) all the beautiful markings. And it made it quite easy to identify in my bird book.
While I snapped photos, the Killdeer hopped around and kept extending its neck up and down, reminding me of the movements that a pigeon makes.