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Old 04-04-2008, 02:51 PM
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A broken wing.

I was out finding a site to use to monitor how much and what kind of trash runs off highways during a storm and had stopped at a stormwater wet pond. I had my camera to take pictures of the outfalls to include into the proposal I am submitting. On my way back to my truck, I saw a small bird fluttering and hopping along the ground with a broken wing. I took a picture and then remembered that there is a place over at the Patuxent Wildlife refuge that cares for hurt birds.

Well the bird keep fluttering and hopping along and I was afraid it would get back into the roadway and get hit again. So I just left it alone.

I spent some time with a photo editor adjusting colors and contrast, etc to try to help the pictures a little.




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Old 04-04-2008, 04:06 PM
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I doubt there was any thing wrong with the bird. A nesting bird will often act that way to draw predators away from their nest. This behavior is common in killdeers.
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You GOT to work on your timing!!!!
Three days late for April fools!!

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That was a good'n.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:44 AM
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Bob,
After I read your prairie dog posts I just figured you didn't know anything about killdeer either.

James
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:29 PM
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A little late seeing this post, spit coffee all over my screen when I saw the pics.
That was a good one BB
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