While looking for a print of my favorite bird, I noticed 2 almost identical images on eBay:
publication Birds of Pennsylvania, published in 1890. Item number: 7421220542
lovely print is from Abbeville’s "Baby Elephant Folio" edition. Item number:
I guess copyright laws were different then. Back to the killdeer:
I guess copyright laws were different then.
Back to the killdeer:
they are lively right away, just-hatched killdeer are like new fawns, a bit
tottery and clumsy on their overly-long legs. It’s worth keeping an eye out for
killdeer over the next couple of months, on the chance of glimpsing the
railroad easement. As you approach, the killdeer may suddenly develop a broken
wing. It struggles in front of you, as if it can barely walk, let alone fly. One
or both wings drag pitifully on the ground.."
The Precocious Killdeer
By Diane Porter