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Just about this time every year we see the Kildeer all over our church parking lot. They really enjoy laying eggs in the rocks. I took this picture about 2 years ago. If you haven't been around a kildeer protecting it's nest, it's quite the sight. They basically put on this big show that they are wounded, hoping to lure you away from their nest. Then when you chase after them, they take off. But one thing about the show, they reveal their true colors - literally. This is one beautiful bird when it spreads out it's wings.