Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

A very rare vagrant to the UK where a high percentage of records are from mid-winter, an unusual pattern for transatlantic vagrant waders. The first for Norfolk arrived in early spring 2005 with another or the same the following spring.

The following photos were all taken within their normal range in North America where they are widespread, common and often vociferous (as their scientific name suggests).

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Killdeer, Green Cay (Florida, USA), 25th April 2013

 

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Killdeers, Bacon Street, Vendel Road, S Salton Sea (California, USA), 22nd April 2005 (the first three photos involve one bird)

 

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Killdeers, Bacon Street, Davis Road, SE Salton Sea (California, USA), 24th April 2005

 

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Killdeers, Tamiami Trail S-333 (Florida, USA), 14th April 2013

 

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Killdeer, Marina del Rey (California, USA), 18th April 2005