Master of Distraction
A Killdeer was crossing my driveway with her chicks but when she saw me she began her distraction dance and the babies ran for cover.
She started to vocalize her loud piercing call, as if to say ‘Go, kids, go!’
She then began to fan her tail and dance for me as a distraction, dragging her wing as if it was injured.
I love how they do what they do and their behavior is so predictable!