One of the common birds found during my short visit to the Squaw Creek NWR last week, was the Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus). At one location on the refuge, the refuge road runs between two pools of water, both pools just feet from the road. As I drove this part of the road, several Killdeer would run back and forth, across the road. And when I would slow down to capture an image, they usually would start running down the road. This was a bit frustrating for me, but I finally managed to get one to sit still as I slowly pulled up close:


I managed several images of this guy, but they were so similar that I’m only showing the one above.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 560mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”, from my car window
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/160 sec.



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