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Killdeer Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Killdeer are one of those underappreciated species, one that provides a lot of color and "life" when they're around. And when they're around, they certainly let you know it! There's a reason their scientific name is Charadrius vociferous. My favorite photo of the species is from the shores of Wall Lake in western Minnehaha County, on an icy morning where the shoreline itself had some cool ice crystals that had formed. From April 14th, 2019.

Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer 1 - Charadrius vociferus Killdeer 2 - Charadrius vociferus Killdeer 3 - Charadrius vociferus Killdeer 4 - Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer 1

April 25th, 2003
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 2

July 4th, 2004
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 3

April 30th, 2005
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Killdeer 4

July 1st, 2006
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Killdeer 5 - Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer 6- Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer 7 - Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer 8 - Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer 5

July 1st, 2006
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Killdeer 6

February 13th, 2008
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Killdeer 7

February 13th, 2008
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Killdeer 8

July 11th, 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 9 - Charadrius vociferus 

Killdeer 10 - Charadrius vociferus 

Killdeer 11 - Charadrius vociferus 

Killdeer 12 - Charadrius vociferus 

Killdeer 9

July 11th, 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 10

April 11th, 2010
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 11

April 13th, 2011
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 12

April 13th, 2011
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 13 - Charadrius vociferus 

Killdeer 14 - Charadrius vociferus 

Killdeer 15 - Charadrius vociferus 

Killdeer 16 - Charadrius vociferus 

Killdeer 13

May 27th, 2018
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 14

April 19th, 2020
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 15

April 19th, 2020
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 16

May 17th, 2020
Lincoln County, South Dakota
 
Killdeer 17 - Charadrius vociferus  Killdeer 18 - Charadrius vociferus  Killdeer 19 - Charadrius vociferus  Killdeer 20 - Charadrius vociferus 

Killdeer 17

April 23rd, 2017
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 18

April 23rd, 2017
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Killdeer 19

April 14th, 2019
Wall Lake, South Dakota

Killdeer 20

April 14th, 2019
Wall Lake, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Killdeer.


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