American killdeer plover in Spain


This video from the USA says about itself:

Unusual Wild Bird. This is How a Wild Killdeer protects her nest in busy parking Lot

When I was taking Princess Sugar Pie to visit Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center in Sevierville, Tennessee, I took an unusual video of a wild female killdeer bird sitting on her nest in the center’s busy parking lot. Watch as the killdeer chirps when I get too close while making herself appear much bigger than she is. She even tries to lure me away from her nest eggs and acts wounded like she would do if a predator such as a fox or coyote approached them. This is one truly amazing video of a bird’s instincts to protect their young from harm’s way. I have visited her since I took the video and she doesn’t try to run from me any more because she knows that I won’t hurt her or her eggs.

From Rare Birds in Spain on Twitter:

7.4.2015 Charadrius vociferus 1 ind[ividual] Aldover, Tarragona

This means a killdeer plover, a North American species, rare in Europe. See also here for this observation.

Killdeer: 4 April 2005, Rottige Meente, Weststelingwerf, Friesland. A new species for The Netherlands, astonishingly found on the same day another new bird for the country list was found, an – unfortunately untwitchable – Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca over a migration watch point not even far away from the site where this bird turned up. With photos: here.

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