Killdeer bird

   "Kill-deer, kill-deer" is the noisy cry and the name of a bird of the plover family. This cry is a warning to other birds when danger is near. The killdeers fake injuries to lead strangers away from their nests. These nests are on the ground. Spotted, blotched, buff-colored eggs are pointed at one end. The eggs are positioned in the nest so that the pointed ends always touch. Baby killdeer are completely feathered when hatched and look like tiny, scampering brown balls. Killdeers run or walk but never hop like many birds. Basically, they are North and South American shore or wading birds but also are found far from water.