Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Killdeer

During our visit to the Outer Banks we stopped at the Currituck Lighthouse located in Corolla, NC. I just loved the nature trail and boardwalk on the grounds of the Lighthouse. It was at the end of this boardwalk that I saw these two Killdeer.  Usually I see them on farm land but this time the Killdeer were hanging out at the muddy area of some marshland near the trail. They are cute birds with their double breastband.




Currituck Sound

Currituck Lighthouse





This is my entry for Watery Wednesday  thanks to 2sweetnsaxy  and Outdoor Wednesday thanks to Susan for hosting this watery meme.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

36 comments:

rainfield61 said...

What a name, Killdeer. Did they kill deer before?

Jackie said...

Wow, what a great place to visit, Is the lighthouse open to the public? I have never hear of this bird before, I am learning so much about birds from your blog, I will go and look it up on Google now.Thank you, Jackie in Surrey, UK

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Eileen :)
molto bella l'immagine del faro in questa torre rossa !!!
Il luogo deve essere molto rilassante !
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

Wren said...

Love killdeer, and they can be surprisingly hard to photograph well. Congratulations on a good capture.

Jo said...

Eileen,thanks for posting these lovely photo's of the killdeer bird.-Guess what?..I have been saying,"killde",all my life I have pronounce this WRONG,I googled,killdeer!..just goes to show we are never too old to learn something new.Love it!
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Ruth said...

Excellent pictures.I will have to wait for spring to see the Killdeer again.
Blessigns,Ruth

Jo said...

Unusual name for such pretty birds. They look similar to our three banded plovers. I love seeing your part of the world, Eileen. I posted a "lifer" spotted in my garden on my blog today. Have a blessed day. Jo

EG Wow said...

I'm impressed with how close you were able to get to the kildeer! They usually run away or fly away from me!

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

ewok1993 said...

first time i've heard of and seen a killdeer. thanks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Eileen -- We missed Corolla and this lighthouse -- oh now we'll have to go back!! (I really seriously do hope we get to do that someday.) I love kildeer -- wherever they are!

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

JO said...

beautiful place.

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

Ebie said...

I always learn a new specie (Killdear) of bird in your blog.

I would like to explore the light house if its open.

John said...

What beautiful shots!

Watery Wednesday

chubskulit said...

Very unique name for a bird, great shots Eileen.

My Watery Wednesday

Poetic Shutterbug said...

A gorgeous lighthouse and the killdeer is really so cute with his coloring. Love all the shots.

Luna Miranda said...

pretty birds. i wonder why they're called Killdeer.:p

imaginationlane said...

I love these shots, Eileen..so nice to see birds from places I haven't been to! I have always wanted to visit that part of the world...:)

Elaine said...

Great shots of the Kildeer and the lighthouse!

Kirigalpoththa said...

very nice photos!

Gunilla said...

Beautiful shots.

Thanks for sharing

Gunilla

indicaspecies said...

Lovely shots, and I particularly loved the third one.
Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
~celine

NatureFootstep said...

I hope to see some Kildleers soon. Would love it.

Randi said...

I have never hear of a "killer" bird...! Your shots are so beautiful and interesting.

jabblog said...

Very pretty birds - shame about the name :-)

eden said...

My first time to see this kind of birds. They are such beautiful creatures. Great shots. I love the place.

James said...

I like the lighthouse a lot and I don't think I've seen that type of bird before. Very nice!

Indrani said...

Wonderful shots.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen, Love seeing the Kildeer... BUT--that lighthouse is awesome. I 'heart' lighthouses --almost as much as waterfalls...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pam said...

Currituck lighthouse looks exactly like Jupiter Lighthouse here in Fl.
Nice shots of the killdeer, I haven't seen one in person, yet.
Beautiful post, Eileen.

Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving

Denise said...

Very cute pictures of the kildeer and a lovely post Eileen. Happy Thanksgiving!

El Museo de la Luna said...

Sagittarius, the sign of Jupiter, always flying free, travelling throught the world, enjoying life and love, protecting the good things and sharing them with generosity and wisdom.

That's Eileen. You're great.

Gill - That British Woman said...

so that's where they go for the Winter. They pop up here for the spring and summer to rear their young, great shots......

Gill in Southern Ontario

magiceye said...

beautifully captured sights!!

dAwN said...

Howdee Eileen..
Just want to say hi here..I usually tweet your posts out on twitter..but havent seen you there if a long while.
Take care and
Happy Birding!

Chad said...

I've always enjoy these birds. I think so many people pass them over because they are so common at times. However, when you stop to actually look at Killdeer, they are simply gorgeous!