Farm Life

Killdeer babies

Until spring of 2020, I had read passing mentions of plovers in nineteenth century British fiction but had conception of what one might look like. For some reason, though, when a bobbing bird with a banded face like a bandit turned up behind our house, the word “plover” popped up in my mind. And, indeed, I discovered these were killdeer, a variety of plover, which tend to live near water.