Millie has a nice run of pictures there. That is a Killdeer for sure and the described behaviour is a well documented stratagem. We have them nesting yearly in the grass of our neighbourhood water treatment plant.
Millie may wish to monitor their progress because the little ones who oddly enough look like miniature adults right from birth will run through the grass almost immediately. This is one of the best shows in town at this time of year.
Check out their call under "Sound" at the Cornell site. You may realize that you have heard this call before. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Killdeer.html
Regards, Ed B.
Good pics from your trip home.
I hope to check out that folk music place soon.
What is it called?
Thanks Ed B.
I can’t remember the name of that place.
John R. Can you pls give us the name of the club on Churchill Blvd???